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  1. News - China - JUSTICE

    New forms of extrajudicial detention emerge to replace China’s labour camps

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 12:46pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com 'Reprimand centres' established in Henan province to replace re-education through labour camps, commonly used to detain petitioners with grievances against officials China’s notorious ‘re-education through labour camps’ have been replaced by “reprimand centres”, a new form of extrajudicial detention, in the central province of Henan. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1427033/new-forms-extrajudicial-detention-emerge-replace-chinas-labour-camps
  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    US citizen Kenneth Bae sent back to labour camp after hospital treatment

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 04:34pm by AFP

    ... citizen back in labour camp North Korea has moved imprisoned US citizen Kenneth Bae from hospital and back to a labour camp, which could complicate efforts to win his release. In an interview ... to topple the government. "The Department of State has learned that the DPRK [North Korea] transferred Mr Bae from a hospital to a labour camp, a development with which we are deeply ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1423794/us-citizen-kenneth-bae-sent-back-labour-camp-after-hospital-treatment
  3. News - China - COURTS

    Guangzhou vows new detention centres won't be like labour camps

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 01:44pm by DARREN WEE

    ... presiding judge of the Guangzhou Intermediate People’s Court, said the formation of the detention centres did not constitute a revival of the labour camp system but would help in plans ... formal trials and are applicable to those who broke the law. By contrast, labour camp was an administrative punishment and people could be sent there without necessarily breaking the law. Deputy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1412432/guangzhou-vows-new-detention-centres-wont-be-labour-camps
  4. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia may build tourist camps on former gulag sites

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 12:26am by GDN

    ... proposed creating "tourist camps" on the sites of former gulags in a remote region of eastern Siberia. During the 1940s and 1950s, thousands of prisoners worked at forced labour camps ... place on earth. Officials agreed to co-operate in establishing tourist camps on the site of two labour camps, the M56 construction camp and another where the yellow mineral orpiment was mined. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1458707/russia-may-build-tourist-camps-former-gulag-sites
  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Helen Bamber, human rights advocate and Amnesty co-founder, dies

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 09:36pm by AFP

    ... on The Railway Man film about a British soldier in a Japanese labour camp, called his time with Bamber "life-changing". "Her aim in life was to heal people whose damage was profound ... of 89, the charity she founded said. Bamber, who died on Thursday, worked in the Bergen-Belsen Nazi concentration camp in 1945 to help survivors. She went on to work for human rights in a career ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1579440/helen-bamber-human-rights-advocate-and-amnesty-co-founder-dies
  6. News - China - SOCIETY

    Urinating, spitting and trampling flowers: Mainland papers slam Labour Day crowds

    Posted May 05th 2014, 02:45pm by KEIRA HUANG

    ... Keira Huang keira.huang@scmp.com Manners take a holiday as Labour Day crowds surge Some of the people enjoying the Labour Day holiday in Beijing's parks plucked flowers from gardens, ... park said the bad behaviour also included people camping on lawns at the city's botanical gardens, the Beijing Morning Post reported. Security guards tried to reason with the campers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1504950/beijing-park-staff-bemoan-bad-behaviour-holiday-visitors
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pro-Beijing camp woo pan-democrats with ‘exclusive’ talks for Shanghai visit

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 11:26pm by Jeffie Lam and Stuart Lau

    ... of the gesture. We still want the central government to give us a reply first on whether the officials are willing to have an exclusive meeting with us Labour Party lawmaker Cyd Ho Sau-lan  But other pan-democrats want a guarantee. "We still want the central government to give us a reply first on whether the officials are willing to have an exclusive meeting with us," Labour Party lawmaker ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1462017/pro-beijing-camp-woo-pan-democrats-exclusive-talks-shanghai-visit
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    United they stand: Anti-Occupy campaign rallies establishment camp

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:57am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Campaign has succeeded in rallying divided pro-establishment camp and expanded support base United they stand Even before the march against the Occupy Central movement kicked off yesterday, the anti-Occupy campaign had achieved something Beijing has been unable to do so in recent years- rallying the divided pro-establishment camp and expanding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575706/united-they-stand-anti-occupy-campaign-rallies-establishment-camp
  9. News - World

    One month to Scottish independence vote, Yes camp in tough fight

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 11:26am by AFP

    ... to go until Scotland votes on independence from Britain, polls suggest the plan will be defeated, leaving First Minister Alex Salmond and the 'yes' camp in an uphill battle to secure ... McDougall, campaign director for the pro-union Better Together camp led by Darling, said the economy and the currency would continue to dominate their campaigning. "We think that Alex Salmond ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1575353/one-month-scottish-independence-vote-yes-camp-tough-fight
  10. Comment - Letters

    Labour Department will not tolerate abuse of foreign domestic helpers

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:45am by LETTERS

    ... Labour Department will not tolerate abuse of foreign helpers I refer to the article in PostMagazine by Angharad Hampshire (" Maid to pay ", August 10). The government is fully ... of these helpers. We strongly adhere to the standards prescribed by the 41 international labour conventions that we have subscribed to. These conventions do not contain specific provisions on charging ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1577262/labour-department-will-not-tolerate-abuse-foreign-domestic-helpers

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