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  1. 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," ...

  2. News - China - JUSTICE

    Petition mother Tang Hui clears hurdle in court appeal over labour camp imprisonment

    Posted May 20th 2013, 02:05pm by Ernest Kao

    ... labour, or  laojiao, camp for 18 months last August. Her verdict was overturned because of public outcry, and she was released after nine days in camp. A previous appeal filed earlier this year ... “re-education through labour” commission apologise and pay back 2,463 yuan (HK$3,114) in “economic compensation” for her time spent there, Xinhua News reported on Monday. “I am not appealing just ...

  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 - JUSTICE

    Mother sent to labour camp has compensation claim rejected

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Court rejects compensation for labour-camp mother A court in Hunan dismissed a compensation claim by a mother who was sent to a labour camp during her ... not inappropriate to put her in a labour camp." The verdict tells people that it's not inappropriate to put her in a labour camp Some journalists complained that they were blocked from accessing ...

  5. 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, ...

  6. News - China - JUSTICE

    Women 'chained up and tortured' in labour camp

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 06:05pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Guards hurt inmates with electric rods, made them work long hours for no pay, report says Women 'chained up and tortured' in labour camp A rarely seen report by a Chinese monthly has exposed some of the dark practices of a Liaoning labour camp including torture and inhuman treatment of female prisoners at a time when the government has ...

  7. News - China - COURTS

    Defiant labour-camp mum Tang Hui to appeal verdict against payout

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Defiant petitioner Tang Hui, whose bid for justice for her raped daughter led to her detention, keeps up fight for compensation Labour-camp mum to appeal payout verdict Tang Hui, the mother of a rape victim whose campaign for justice is also seen as a strong call to end the notorious labour camp system, remains defiant and is working on an appeal ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    Former labour camp inmate Tang Hui denied compensation

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 04:59pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler A court in Hunan has denied compensation to a former labour camp inmate in a what could have been landmark case in Hunan on Friday. Tang Hui had sought damages from the Yongzhou government department that had put her in the camp for infringing on her personal freedom. Last August, Tang was sentenced to 18 months in a labour camp by the local re-education through ...

  9. Comment - Blogs

    China news round-up: Chongqing labour camp inmate denied compensation, Sichuan graft crackdown continues

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 06:44am by Patrick Boehler

    ... news coverage on the visit.   Civil society The New Yorker- Letter from China The China-referenced clip of the Daily Show goes viral. Global Times Former labour camp inmate in Chongqing ...

  10. News - China

    Calls to abolish labour camps are unlikely to be heard by NPC

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... criminals and government critics to forced labour camps for up to four years without trial. Meng Jianzhu, secretary of the Communist Party's Political and Legal Affairs Commission, was quoted ... resident Peng Hong, a former labour camp inmate, said many people left the camps still hating the system and the government. He said many were treated like prisoners and it was hard for them ...




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