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  1. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Beijing court upholds guilty verdict against rights lawyer Xu Zhiyong

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 01:09pm by Angela Meng

    ... said Beijing's top court acted unfairly but predictably when it rejected rights lawyer Xu Zhiyong's appeal against his conviction for disturbing public order. The Beijing Municipal ... prevented Xu from exercising his lawful rights," Zhang said. Last July, Xu, 41, was accused of leading several small protests that called for the end of education inequality and for officials ...

  2. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Heilongjiang police accuse four rights lawyers of 'disturbing order' after detention and alleged beating

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 01:20pm by Verna Yu

    ... to shoot him in the head.  The authorities rejected his request for an examination of his injuries, then refused to give him water and food, he wrote. Fellow human rights lawyer Liang Xiaojun, who ...

  3. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Released rights lawyer Zhang Junjie tells of beatings while held for questioning Falun Gong detentions

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 03:21am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Fears grow over three other rights lawyers still held after inquiries into actions against members of banned religious sect in Heilongjiang province Released lawyer tells of beatings in custody Fears grew over the fate of three detained mainland human rights lawyers yesterday after another colleague held with them was released and reported being ...

  4. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Four rights lawyers detained after questioning Falun Gong detentions

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:02am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Rights experts held on 'cult' allegations while probing treatment of Falun Gong members 4 lawyers detained for questioning detentions Four human rights ... day, they were hauled from their hotel by around a dozen plain-clothes police officers, he said. Li fears the cult charges represent "a new model" of targeting human rights lawyers. ...

  5. 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

    ... the "male" identity on her passport. During several hours of detention that followed, the 25-year-old said immigration officers "behaved like animals", ridiculing her for being dressed ... gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights have urged governments around the world to implement policy and training to ensure transgender people can travel freely despite real or perceived ...

  6. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Jailed Chinese human rights activist Cao Shunli dies in detention after denied treatment

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 05:09am by Reuters, AFP

    ... Agencies in Beijing Ailing activist dies afterbeing denied treatment Human rights activist Cao Shunli, who has been detained for months for staging sit-ins at the foreign ministry, has ... in Geneva of the UN Human Rights Council, a body to which China was elected amid controversy in November. The hospital informed Cao's brother yesterday that her condition had grown serious, ...

  7. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Rights activist Cao Shunli near death due to 'neglect in prison'

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 05:44am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Activist near death due to 'neglect in prison' Human rights activist Cao Shunli, detained in September for staging sit-ins at the Foreign Ministry, ... a two-month sit-in with other activists beginning in June to press for the public to be allowed to contribute to a national human-rights report. She went missing in mid-September after authorities ...

  8. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Beijing and Washington trade accusations of human rights abuses

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 03:40am by Verna Yu

    ... of abuses China and the United States have accused each other of human rights abuses in an annual tit-for-tat exchange of criticism. In the China section of its annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013, the US said China remained "an authoritarian state" despite the abolition of the notorious system of re-education through labour and a change to the one-child ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Proposal for full sex change surgery before marriage allowed ‘unnecessary’

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 12:37pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... be unfair to impose such an invasive medical procedure as a legal prerequisite for marriage, which is supposed to be an equal right," he said. Transsexual "W", who won the right ... was passed before gender recognition and anti-discrimination policies and laws were in place then there would be a period where sexual minorities were not protected and not given equal rights. Last ...

  10. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Door on freedom of prisoners 'may be closing'

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:51am by AFP

    ... Beijing appears to have decided to stop accepting lists of prisoners whom foreign governments want released, a prominent human rights advocate says. John Kamm, a US businessman turned activist who has helped win clemency for many Chinese prisoners, predicted that Beijing might end its regular human rights dialogues with Western nations and Japan. "I have been advised that a policy ...




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