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  1. Moral high ground sinks with abuse scandals

    Posted May 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Afghanistan's leader Hamid Karzai had good reason to be angry when he met US President George W. Bush in Washington yesterday. The meeting took place amid a new scandal over the abuse ... into the deaths. The abuse has been condemned by Mr Karzai and by the United Nations. Both have called for action. This latest example of what has rightly been described by one UN official as 'utterly ...

  2. Deja vu all over again

    Posted May 26th 2004, 12:00am by Fionnuala McHugh

    ... story. Of course, the man who described his torture all those years ago did so in the age before digital cameras. But the photographing of prisoner abuse has happened in another theatre of war. ...

  3. Laws set to check abuse of power

    Posted Aug 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Two pieces of proposed legislation promise to rein in government power, the abuse of which has fuelled protests in recent years. At this week's National People's ... Yukai from the National School of Administration said the amendment was timely. 'The past few years show an abuse of the deployment of armed police by some regional governments,' ...

  4. Muslim rebels fear abuse of new terror law

    Posted Jul 16th 2007, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... may be abused,' he said. 'It can happen, but it may not happen. It all depends on the law enforcement authorities. 'But I'm not saying any provision ...

  5. Time for US to come clean on prison abuses

    Posted May 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and barbaric act that it was. That the beheading was taped for broadcast only makes it that much more repugnant. The captors' reference to the scandal over American soldiers' abusive ... of prisoner abuse at Baghdad's Abu Ghraib jail and other Iraqi detention centres. Reconstruction efforts, slowed in the early months by attacks from what was left of Saddam Hussein's ...

  6. Rumsfeld and the shadow of suspicion

    Posted May 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Bush administration's claims that the abuse of Iraqi prisoners was isolated, unsanctioned and the work of a few 'bad apples' was never easy to believe. Now, the scandal ... physical abuse and sexual humiliation. In short, it led to the terrible treatment of Iraqi prisoners. The report comes at a critical time for US policy in Iraq. Opposition to the coalition has ...

  7. Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic

    Posted Apr 22nd 2007, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... is already tottering, pointing to the abuses conducted by American troops at Camp Gitmo and Abu Ghraib. Cementing America's woes, GI malice is generating mounting revulsion smartly expressed ...

  8. Indonesian army accused of rights abuses in Aceh

    Posted Dec 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that thousands of young men have fled for Malaysia since May. A military spokesman denied human rights abuses were widespread in Aceh. 'We try to implement a certain level of discipline to all ... that several soldiers had been given jail sentences for abuses against civilians. He also countered Human Rights Watch's claims that villagers were fleeing Aceh because it was too dangerous ...

  9. Trauma endures after 30 years of human rights abuses

    Posted Dec 09th 2006, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... Movement- were accused of grave human rights abuses. One of the bleakest periods was from 1989 to 1998. Amnesty International estimated that the security forces killed about 2,000 civilians, including children, women and the elderly. Serious abuses were also committed during the offensive launched by Jakarta in May 2003. Human Rights Watch documented that the military continued ...

  10. New campaign launched to combat child labour abuse

    Posted Aug 05th 2004, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... JUDY NGAO A new global campaign has been launched to combat the exploitation of children in the workforce, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) says. Abuse of child labour has long ... and Chinese Football Association joined forces in late July to highlight the seriousness of child labour abuse. 'The campaign seizes the opportunity offered by the world of sports to sensitise ...




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