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  1. 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

    ... Woeser, who has been advocating Tibetans rights, said state security officers arrived at her Beijing home late last night, shortly after she and her husband Wang Lixiong returned from a trip. The state security officers refused to give a reason for the home detention, but Tsering Woeser said she believes it is related to a dinner invitation she received from the US Embassy, possibly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1550271/tibetan-writer-placed-under-house-arrest-over-dinner-invite-us-official
  2. 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

    ... meal.” China’s ruling Communist party keeps a tight grip on power, frequently detaining those who speak out against government abuses. Over the last decade domestic security spending has soared, ... the trips, some regular forced travellers suggest. “We ate the best food, and drank the best alcohol. The security officials enjoyed it too. Not just any security official can go on this kind ...

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

    We want to work, say asylum seekers

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 03:10am by Christy Choi

    ... is today dangerously in deficit. Humanitarians can help as a palliative, but political solutions are vitally needed," Guterres said. Amnesty International meanwhile slammed the UN Security Council, saying it was failing spectacularly to maintain international peace and security. "Apathy, political alliances and point-scoring must cease trumping human rights concerns when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1537181/we-want-work-say-asylum-seekers
  4. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Lawyer denied bail after detention ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

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

    ... and its military suppression are taboo in China, and authorities tighten security ahead of the anniversary each year. But this year’s suppression was harsher than in previous years, as police ...

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

    Rising hate speech in Europe could breed violence, UN rights chief warns

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:51pm by NYT

    ... secured another term was Mario Borghezio of Italy's Northern League, who has been convicted of setting fire to migrants' makeshift beds. The EU elections saw wins by far-right parties ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1530303/rising-hate-speech-europe-could-breed-violence-un-rights-chief-warns
  6. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Chinese-Australian artist to be deported after detention in Beijing

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 11:35am

    ... tighten security ahead of the anniversary each year. But this year’s suppression was harsher than in previous years, as police rounded up activists who had received only warnings in the past. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1526527/chinese-australian-artist-be-deported-after-detention-beijing
  7. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Australia seeks release of Chinese-born artist held in Beijing

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 11:23am by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... of the protest and its military suppression are taboo in the mainland, and authorities tighten security ahead of the anniversary each year. But this year’s suppression has been harsher than in previous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1524358/australia-seeks-release-chinese-born-artist-held-beijing
  8. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Activist believed to be detained after returning to mainland from Taiwan

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 10:59pm

    ... leader Su Tseng-chang, a friend said yesterday. Chen – a Hangzhou-based member of the banned China Democracy Party – phoned a friend on his arrival at Xiaoshan airport in Hangzhou on March ... Democracy Party have since been interrogated by the security services over the motives of Chen’s trip to Taiwan, he said. Chen Kaipin’s friends and family have been unable to contact him since he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1448092/activist-believed-be-detained-after-returning-mainland-taiwan
  9. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Transgender refugee goes through 'hell' in Hong Kong to be recognised as a woman

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:15am by Olivia Rosenman

    ... option. Watch: Transgender Colombian stranded in Hong Kong But at Chek Lap Kok airport, Rubashkyn was refused passage into the city- apparently because her womanly appearance contradicted ... through Amnesty International. But to secure the UNHCR's protection, she surrendered her passport and took on the status of refugee. She is now seeking legal aid to take court action over her ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1457021/transgender-refugee-goes-through-hell-hong-kong-be-recognised-woman
  10. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    'I'd rather face death in Somalia than be destitute in Hong Kong', says asylum seeker

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 03:38am by Ernest Kao

    ... in Somalia's capital Mogadishu in 2009. Only a last-minute phone call to relatives secured his release with an US$18,000 ransom. He later escaped to Uganda and then to Kenya, joining an exodus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1493770/journalist-forgoes-hong-kong-life-breadline-war-torn-somalia

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