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  1. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Western powers 'outraged' after China convicts Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 02:19pm by AFP

    ... with both calling for his release. The White House urged Chinese authorities to differentiate between "peaceful dissent and violent extremism". DON'T MISS: Ilham Tohti to appeal ... and should not be persecuted for peacefully expressing their views," the White House press secretary said in a statement. The EU called the sentence "completely unjustified" and urged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1599461/western-powers-outraged-after-china-convicts-uygur-scholar-ilham-tohti
  2. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Tibetan writer placed under house arrest 'over dinner invite from John Kerry's delegation'

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 12:58pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Rights advocate believes her acceptance of a meeting with the US delegation visiting China was the cause of couple's house arrest A well-known Tibetan writer said today that she and her husband have been placed under house arrest in Beijing as China plays host to US State Secretary John Kerry for the latest round of US-China talks. Tsering ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1550271/tibetan-writer-placed-under-house-arrest-over-dinner-invite-us-official
  3. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    'He can't eat or talk': Gao Zhisheng's wife horrifed by state of his health after jail

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 08:38pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing US-based family continues campaign to push for rights lawyer's release from house arrest for medical treatment The wife of Chinese human rights attorney ... sister’s house in the city of Urumqi in far western Xinjiang province. State security agents were watching him inside the sister’s house, she said. “He didn’t respond and then the connection went ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575050/he-cant-eat-or-talk-gao-zhishengs-wife-horrifed-state-his-health-after
  4. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Wife of freed rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng fears husband tortured

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 10:26pm by Verna Yu

    ... not regain genuine freedom but would be put under house arrest for years to come. Phone calls to Shaya County Prison went unanswered yesterday. Gao's lawyer's licence was revoked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1568569/wife-freed-rights-lawyer-gao-zhisheng-fears-husband-tortured
  5. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Refugees demand government better monitor food and housing they get

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 05:33am by Christy Choi

    ... before inspections were made. He said Fung had admitted that the department had not visited any of the 65 slums housing asylum seekers that were identified by Vision First last year. "There's no one on the front lines. They have no idea of the conditions," Beatson said. The government is required on humanitarian grounds to provide basic subsistence and housing to asylum ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1438215/refugees-demand-government-better-monitor-food-and-housing-they-get
  6. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    US Congress pokes Beijing with ‘Liu Xiaobo Plaza’ Washington embassy address proposal

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 11:23am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing China may soon have an unhappy address for its embassy in Washington. The House Appropriations Committee has included in its next year State Department budget a proposal ... after Liu won, and put his wife under house arrest. The amendment, proposed by Republican congressman Frank Wolf, says the new name should apply for US postal code purposes. The embassy’s street ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1540182/chinese-embassy-may-find-itself-1-liu-xiaobo-plaza-us-congress-tables
  7. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Forced to go five-star: How China sends dissidents on all-expenses paid trips to keep them quiet

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 11:44am by Agence France-Presse

    ... she accuses of demolishing her house without any compensation. In 2011 police and court staff announced they and her family were going on a trip to Hainan- a place of internal exile ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1540832/forced-go-five-star-how-china-sends-dissidents-all-expenses-paid-trips
  8. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Push for 'Liu Xiaobo Street' gains traction as proposal sent to US Congress

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 02:40pm by AFP

    ... the draft resolution said. Provocative or symbolic? China has censored any mention of the Nobel after Liu won, and put his wife under house arrest. After US lawmakers proposed the street renaming ... the District of Columbia's non-voting delegate in the House of Representatives, has joined both Republicans and fellow Democrats in supporting the renaming of the street for Liu. Norton ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1536092/us-congress-asked-rename-washington-embassy-row-liu-xiaobo-street
  9. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Lawyer denied bail after detention ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 12:46pm by AP

    ... of activists detained or placed under house arrest across the country as part of the authorities’ expansive efforts to deter any commemoration of the anniversary. Several other people who attended ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1529171/ai-weiwei-lawyer-denied-bail-after-detention-ahead-tiananmen-anniversary
  10. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    New housing help for asylum seekers under fire in Legislative Council

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 01:43pm

    ... of the International Social Service Hong Kong branch, which is commissioned by the department to handle their housing, food, transport, clothing and other material provisions. The government said it would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1404547/new-housing-help-asylum-seekers-under-fire-legislative-council

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