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  1. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    China continues rights abuses despite ditching labour camps, says Amnesty

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 04:55pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing China is increasingly using extra-judicial “black jails” and drug rehabilitation centres to punish people who would formerly have been sent to forced labour camps, rights group Amnesty International said on Tuesday. China vowed last month to do away with hundreds of labour camps, as part of a landmark package of social and economic reforms. Official news ...

  2. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Labour camp inmate attacks payout for 'mishandled' case over online Bo Xilai joke

    Posted Jul 07th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... in a labour camp for publishing a provocative comment online during the heyday of disgraced party boss Bo Xilai. The Bishan county court ordered the government to pay Huang Chengcheng, 134,000 yuan ... serving 21 months in a labour camp, said he was disappointed that court's award had fallen far short of his demand for 680,000 yuan. "I'm not satisfied with the compensation," ...

  3. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Authorities reject report on torture at women's labour camp in Liaoning

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 03:02pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Report on torture at labour camp rejected Liaoning authorities have lashed back at a news report alleging torture at a women's labour camp, calling ... two weeks ago, giving a rare glimpse inside the Masanjia women's labour camp in Liaoning. Headlined Walking Out of Masanjia, the lengthy report accused officers of torturing and using ...

  4. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Films document horror of labour camps 50 years ago and today

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com One tells of starving children slaving in Sichuan forest, the other of women's modern-day torture Films document labour camp hell then and now When Xie Yihui read about the deaths of many children in a Sichuan "re-education through labour" camp in the early 1960s, she was horrified. She had been reading an account by Zeng Boyan, ...

  5. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Yunnan stops some terms of 're-education through labour' camps

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 01:00pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Yunnan province has said it will no longer send people to controversial “re-education through labourcamps for three types of political offences, state ... Under China’s re-education through labour system, police are empowered to send people to labour camps for terms of up to four years, leading to widespread rights abuses and use of the camps ...

  6. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    China to reform labour camp system

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 03:16pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing China’s system of imprisoning people in labour camps without trial is problematic, and the government is working on reforms, a senior judicial official said ... months in a labour camp because she demanded tougher penalties for the seven men convicted of abducting, raping and prostituting her 11-year-old daughter. Tang Hui, the crusading mother who ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Transgender marriage law vetoed by Legco

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:48am by Tony Cheung, Phila Siu

    ... undergo full gender reassignment surgery to be considered transgender. W had gone through the operation before, Labour Party lawmaker Cyd Ho Sau-lan said on the sidelines of the Legislative ... on yesterday, whereupon 20 lawmakers each from the pan-democratic and pro-establishment camps shot it down. Only 11 Beijing loyalists supported it. Ho urged the government to hold a thorough public ...

  8. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Domestic helpers in UAE tell Human Rights Watch how they’re abused

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 10:42pm by AP

    ... them, and there's little they can do because they are excluded from the country's labour-law protections, according to a rights group. The abuse complaints are rampant throughout the wealthy region, which relies on foreign labour. Human Rights Watch said the problem was that the migrant workers' residency was tied to their employers through a sponsorship system ...

  9. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Beijing police detain writer Huang Zerong, or Tieliu, 81

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:29am by AP

    ... in a re-education through labour camp. The Communist Party cleared his name in 1980.   ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Hong Kong's gay rights parade takes umbrella as its symbol

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:06am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... Opportunities Commission chairperson Dr York Chow Yat-ngok, Labour Party lawmaker Cyd Ho Sau-lan and singer Denise Ho Wan-see. Cyd Ho, a strong supporter of gay rights, said the struggle of the lesbian, ...




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