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  1. Pressure builds on Arroyo over killing of leftists

    Posted Mar 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... deaths. Mr MacDonald said human rights were 'a necessary concern' for the EU 'whether the abuses are taking place in Europe, the Philippines or in South America'. Mr ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    State linked to Myanmar unrest, says UN

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Myanmar's human rights said he had received reports of "state involvement" in some of the recent violence between Buddhists and Muslims in the former army-ruled nation. At least 40 people have been k ...

  3. Official abduction figures don't add up

    Posted Jun 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the hierarchy of deceit, the saying goes, there are lies, damned lies and then statistics. It is a concept that is well understood by the distraught parents from Yunnan whose children have been abducted. The provincial government declared on May 31 thi ...

  4. Society's tolerated sin

    Posted May 17th 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power Who, in extremis, could put his hand on his heart and say he would not sanction torture if he knew the detainee possessed information that could save thousands of lives? This has been the central conundrum of the long debate on the morality ...

  5. News - Asia - BRIEFS

    Briefs, February 17, 2013

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... than 24 hours". AFP   Myanmar not free of rights abuses: envoy YANGON - Human rights abuses are still occurring in Myanmar despite reforms by the quasi-civilian government, a UN rights ...

  6. Mainland kidnappings a worry

    Posted Dec 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The problem of child kidnappings on the mainland is becoming very serious. The abducted children come from different backgrounds and there are many reasons for this terrible crime. Mainland families can have only one child and most would prefer to have a ...

  7. Court rules fear of torture not taken seriously

    Posted Dec 06th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Policy on asylum seekers violates international duties, says judge Hong Kong was in violation of its international obligations to fairly assess asylum seekers' claims that they might face torture if returned to their home countries, the H ...

  8. Arrests fail to ease kidnapping fears

    Posted Aug 17th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan A fear of kidnapping persists in Shantou, Guangdong province, despite police breaking up a human trafficking ring and rescuing three boys, villagers said. The Shantou Public Security Bureau said it had spent three weeks on the trail of three b ...

  9. Police 'too busy' to help families as abduction-murders soar

    Posted Jul 09th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Parfitt

    ... Tom Parfitt Marina Kuzmina, 20, stared blankly at the cafe table, her hands cupped tight around a mug of tea. 'Sometimes I still can't believe Irina is gone,' she said in a whisper. 'Together we were like one whole person. Now I don� ...

  10. Principal defends punishment

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

    ... Dikky Sinn A school principal in Tuen Mun has rejected claims that pupils had suffered physical punishment by being forced to sit outside in cold weather. According to The Sun Chinese-language newspaper, 25 Form Two pupils at Baptist Wing Lung Secondary S ...




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