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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Thwarted July 1 marcher packed off to labour camp

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Petitioner may have been moved from 'black jail' as police didn't want her to see her dying dad Mainland activist sent to labour camp Mainland activist Li Guizhi, who fled illegal detention in her hometown in Hebei last month after trying to attend the July 1 rally in Hong Kong, was sent to a labour camp on Wednesday, a local ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - China

    War veteran, 80, sent to labour camp for protests

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 08:44pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... the latest in a series of high-profile labour camp cases. Liu Chunshan, a veteran of the Chinese civil war and Korean war, was sent to a “re-education through labourcamp after he visited Beijing 37 ... Ren Jianyu, to two years in a labour camp for posting messages critical of the local government online. Last month he was released early. A government spokesman said in October ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - China

    Former prisoner welcomes China labour camp reform

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 09:20pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing A Chinese man who served two years in a hard labour camp for mocking a crime crackdown by disgraced former politician Bo Xilai welcomed proposed changes ... would be made. “The government will push reforms of the system this year,” said the China Daily, without giving details. Most of those condemned to the camps, where they perform manual labour ...

  6. News - China - HEILONGJIANG

    Woman gets locked in morgue after labour camp, Beijing petition

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 06:18pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao Like many petitioners who dare to journey to Beijing to seek redress for injustices, Chen Qingxia soon found herself sent to toil in a dingy labour camp. Chen's case took ... through labour” system by the end of the year. New Communist Party chief Xi Jinping has called the practice a “pressing problem” that is “out of touch with the people”. ...

  7. July 1 protest pair sent to labour camp

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... terms in a labour camp in Jiangxi yesterday. Song Ningsheng and Zeng Jiuzi, who took part in the annual march in Hong Kong, were detained in a police station in Ningdu county, Jiangxi, after ... sentenced to one year in a labour camp for feifang,' he said. Liu said feifang could be an abbreviation for terms meaning illegal petitioning or abnormal petitioning, and only the former ...

  8. Civil rights activist gets two years in labour camp

    Posted Jul 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Civil rights activist Xiao Yong (pictured) has been sentenced to two years in a labour camp for buying stolen motorcycles. However, his friends say authorities are using it as an excuse to silence him ahead of the 18th Communist Party congress. Xiao yesterday called people to say he was being sent to a labour camp, according to microblog postings ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's unjust labour camps must go

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by John Gong

    ... John Gong John Gong believes that those who challenge China's unjust and absurd punishment of labour re-education are vital in the larger push for change, even if they don't ... Law states: "No one is found guilty unless and until determined by a people's court." Yet when it comes to a type of punishment known as re-education through labour, which ...

  10. Sars story lands website boss in labour camp

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Baoding police in Hebei have sent a website owner to labour camp for two years for spreading a rumour about a case of severe acute respiratory ... 'Baoding Public Security Bureau's Xinshi district division sent the person to re-education through labour camp for two years on February 26.' Re-education through labour, which can last ...




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