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  1. Guantanamo Bay US Navy base and detention centre

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

    ... sq km. What's the fuss about? Human rights organisations, including the International Red Cross and Amnesty International, are concerned about reports of torture and abuse of prisoners. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/509457/guantanamo-bay-us-navy-base-and-detention-centre
  2. US must lead by example on human rights

    Posted Mar 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... But this has not deterred it from issuing another annual report on human rights abuses by other countries- the latest of which we report today. Even before the abuses that followed the September 11 ... by the US as human-rights abusers filled the gap by judging America by its own standards. For years now, China has issued annual reports on human rights in the US. Nonetheless, the annual report ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/539811/us-must-lead-example-human-rights
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/501759/moral-high-ground-sinks-abuse-scandals
  4. US must abide by rules in treating detainees

    Posted Feb 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is more than 18 months since a report by the International Committee of the Red Cross, describing interrogation techniques at Guantanamo Bay as tantamount to torture, added weight to a body of claims about mistreatment of prisoners. The publication thi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/536538/us-must-abide-rules-treating-detainees
  5. 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,' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690560/laws-set-check-abuse-power
  6. Symbol of American mistakes must close

    Posted Jun 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... US President George W. Bush's 'war on terrorism' has lost direction and nowhere is that more evident than at the military detention camp for suspects at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. The facility has become a symbol for all that is wrong with Ame ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/504802/symbol-american-mistakes-must-close
  7. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/457099/deja-vu-all-over-again
  8. US has opportunity to regain moral high ground

    Posted Jul 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... subject his use of power to scrutiny. It is an argument that has been used to defend a range of human-rights abuses, from the indefinite detention of prisoners without trial at Guantanamo, ... in their absence, keep evidence secret from them and their lawyers, and accept hearsay, coerced testimony and unsworn evidence. The court found that these abuses not only violate a congressional code ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/555235/us-has-opportunity-regain-moral-high-ground
  9. War's fuzzy morality: kill but don't murder

    Posted Jul 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... iraq Associated Press in New York Whether it is firing a rifle from 25 metres away or directing a bombing raid from the air, the military objective is the same: kill the enemy. Troops are taught deadly skills from the first time they put on a uniform. But ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/556057/wars-fuzzy-morality-kill-dont-murder
  10. 'War on terror' can't be won by trampling rights

    Posted Jun 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on a massive scale under the blind eye of allies and helpful sympathisers it is a breathtaking abuse of human rights that betrays principles championed by the US and its allies and squanders moral ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/551932/war-terror-cant-be-won-trampling-rights

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