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  1. News - China - JUSTICE

    China's Supreme People's Court calls for end to torture in new guidelines

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 04:29am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Top court guidelines call for an end to torture The mainland's top court has issued guidelines that appear to signal its resolve to boost transparency and ensure fair use of judicial authority. The Supreme People's Court said in the guidelines issued yesterday that the practice of using torture to extract evidence must be eliminated and cases ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1362330/chinas-supreme-peoples-court-calls-end-torture-new-guidelines
  2. To the letter

    Posted Jan 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... First came the realisation W is M upside down. Then the penny dropped that both letters could be used to create a wacky magazine rack. The acrylic Wag rack (HK$350), by Catherine Mui for Goodss (www.e-goodss.com), can be squeezed and stretched to fit publ ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/579016/letter
  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong couple jailed for torturing Indonesian helper fail in appeal bid

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:41pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Couple convicted of torturing domestic helper will serve out their sentences, judges rule Appeals fail in helper abuse case A couple who were jailed for torturing their Indonesian domestic helper with bicycle chains and hot irons over two years lost their appeals yesterday against their convictions and sentencing. The High Court ruling means Tai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581136/hong-kong-couple-jailed-torturing-indonesian-helper-fail-appeal-bid
  4. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Gao Zhisheng's wife wants him to seek treatment in US after 'horrific torture' in Chinese jail

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 12:34pm by AFP

    ... said. “I am completely devastated by what the Chinese government has done to my husband. The only thing I feared more than him being killed was his suffering relentless and horrific torture ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1573422/gao-zhishengs-wife-wants-him-get-treated-us-after-horrific-torture
  5. News - China Insider - PETITION

    Petitioner tells of abuse and torture in ‘black jail’

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 06:53pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com An Anhui petitioner has revealed in court how he was tortured and kept in a “black jail” for two months, as he testified in the trial of one of his alleged abusers – a rare case highlighting China’s shady, unlawful detention centres. Wang Weilong, a villager from Anhui province, testified that he was hauled away after filing a petition in 2012 before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1573635/petitioner-tells-abuse-and-torture-black-jail
  6. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Wife of freed rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng fears husband tortured

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 10:26pm by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Spouse of dissident advocate Gao Zhisheng confirms her husband is out of prison but struggling to eat and may be in poor health Torture fears held for 'freed' rights lawyer Mainland human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng was released from prison yesterday, his wife said, but she believed he had been tortured in jail and voiced fears for his safety. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1568569/wife-freed-rights-lawyer-gao-zhisheng-fears-husband-tortured
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Sex-change surgery requirements for transsexuals constitute torture

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 05:18pm by SAM WINTER

    ... Sam Winter Sam Winter says the marriage bill, as it stands, should be scrapped, not just postponed for debate Surgery requirements for transsexual gender recognition constitute torture ... it is nonsense to suggest people can consent freely to their medical treatment. As the UN special rapporteur on torture, Juan Méndez, recently said: "Medical treatments of an intrusive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1566227/sex-change-surgery-requirements-transsexuals-constitute-torture
  8. News - World

    Terror suspects tortured at CIA 'black site' in Poland win payouts from European court

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:38pm by Reuters

    ... Associated Press in Warsaw Poland must pay terror suspects tortured by CIA Europe's top human rights court has ruled that Poland violated the European Convention on Human Rights by allowing the CIA to imprison and torture two alleged terrorists on Polish soil. The court in Strasbourg, France, said that Poland failed to stop the "torture and inhuman or degrading ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1558440/terror-suspects-tortured-cia-black-site-poland-win-payouts-european-court
  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN: ANALYSIS

    Beatings and addiction: Pakistan drug ‘clinic’ prescribes torture

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 09:43pm by AFP

    ... run by a Pakistani mullah claiming to cure addicts who were kept against their will and forced to recite the Koran. Watch: Beatings and addiction: Pakistan drug 'clinic' tortures ... beaten by the mullah and his four guards. “They tortured us! By the end of it, patients developed mental issues,” said Noor, who lost his sight eight months ago after two years of confinement. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1559273/beatings-and-addiction-pakistan-drug-clinic-prescribes-torture
  10. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Libyan torture victim seeks to overturn British court ruling

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:02pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Libya victim fights UK torture ruling A former Libyan Islamist commander who says he suffered years of torture by Muammar Gaddafi's henchmen after British and US ... is unsuccessful, it will effectively prevent any litigation against the British government in similar torture or rendition cases. British ministers have repeatedly denied any knowledge of sending anyone ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557030/libyan-torture-victim-seeks-overturn-british-court-ruling

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