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  1. News - China - SECURITY

    Beijing wants to hire 100,000 volunteers as 'anti-terror informants'

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 05:27am by WU NAN

    ... information. "People carry backpacks and pushcarts all the time. They come and go. We don't have any right to stop and check them. We're not the police," he said. "The police ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1570874/offer-big-rewards-terrorism-tip-offs-met-doubt-public
  2. News - World - SECURITY

    US surveillance hindering lawyers and journalists, study finds

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:42am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Study finds large-scale snooping programmeis having an impact on democratic rights US surveillance 'hinders lawyers and journalists' Large-scale surveillance by the US government has begun to have an impact on press freedom and broader democratic rights, a study released yesterday showed. The joint report by the American Civil ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1561477/us-surveillance-hindering-lawyers-and-journalists-study-finds
  3. News - China - SECURITY

    Dozens of axe-wielding attackers shot dead by police during attacks in Xinjiang

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 11:14pm by Li Jing

    ... a series of violent incidents in Xinjiang and elsewhere in recent months. Beijing has blamed extremists seeking independence for the region, while exiled Uygur groups and human rights activists say ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1562211/dozens-killed-mob-violence-xinjiang-terror-attack
  4. News - China - SECURITY

    22 attackers shot dead in Xinjiang violence as extremists wielding axes targeted civilians

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:01pm

    ... exiled Uygur groups and human rights activists say government curbs on the ethnic group’s language, religion and culture have inflamed tensions. Dilxat Rexit, a spokesman for exile group ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1562663/22-attackers-killed-mondays-unrest-xinjiang
  5. News - World - SECURITY

    How you get on US terrorism watch list, but have no way of finding out why

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:38pm by AFP

    ... reject the proposed additions. Only about 1 per cent of more than 460,000 nominations were vetoed last year. Human rights groups slammed the guidelines, saying the government had created ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1558443/how-you-get-us-terrorism-watch-list-have-no-way-finding-out-why
  6. News - World - SECURITY

    Internet service providers lodge complaint against British spy agency

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:09pm by GDN

    ... by human rights groups about the way social media sites have been targeted by GCHQ. The government has defended the security services, pointing out that online searches are often routed overseas ... software. The complaint alleges that the attacks were a breach of the Computer Misuse Act 1990 and an interference with privacy rights of employees under the European Convention on Human Rights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545705/internet-service-providers-lodge-complaint-against-british-spy-agency
  7. News - World - SECURITY

    Blimp protest over NSA data centre in Utah

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:54am by Reuters

    ... It was launched by the environmental group Greenpeace, which owns it, digital rights activists the Electronic Frontier Foundation and a conservative political organisation, the Tenth Amendment Centre. ... intelligence community is hiding the extent to which this surveillance conducted without a warrant is impacting people in the United States, who have constitutional rights," said Gregory Nojeim, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1542556/blimp-protest-over-nsa-data-centre-utah
  8. News - World - SECURITY

    US judge rules ‘no-fly’ ban on 13 Muslim citizens unconstitutional

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 09:10pm by AP

    ... their placement on the list, and the 13 people who sued the government had been unconstitutionally deprived of their right to fly. "This should serve as a wake-up call to the government," said ... their presence on the list had a constitutional right to travel and, on Tuesday, found the government violated that right. "For many," Brown wrote in Tuesday's decision, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1540459/us-judge-rules-no-fly-ban-13-muslim-citizens-unconstitutional
  9. News - China Insider - SECURITY

    Top Beijing police chief Fu Zhenghua heads up counter-terrorist armed patrols

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 05:01pm by Chris Luo

    ... controversy. Critics have blamed him for his role in carrying out crackdowns on civil movements and arrests of several human rights activists including lawyer Xu Zhiyong. Under Fu, Beijing also led ... as a heroic figure. However in 2012 Wang was sentenced to 15 years in prison after being convicted for abuse of power and for his involvement in the Bo Xilai scandal. Human rights lawyers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1538946/top-beijing-police-chief-fu-zhenghua-heads-counter-terrorist-armed-patrols
  10. News - China - SECURITY

    Jailed Uygur academic Ilham Tohti's case handed to Xinjiang prosecutors, lawyer says

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:49pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Keira Lu Huang keira.huang@scmp.com Nearly 400 suspects have been arrested over the past month; Uygur rights activist has not been tried in secret as feared, lawyer says Xinjiang police ... on an open-air market in the regional capital, Urumqi, last month that killed 39 innocent people. Four assailants also died. Exiled Uygur groups and human rights activists say government curbs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1538947/jailed-uygur-academic-ilham-tohtis-case-handed-xinjiang-prosecutors

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