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  1. News - China - SECURITY

    Jailed Uygur academic Ilham Tohti's case handed to Xinjiang prosecutors, lawyer says

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:49pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... and given a harsh sentence were quashed by his lawyer yesterday. Li Fangping told the South China Morning Post he had finally received word that Tohti's case had been transferred ... administrative body under the People's Liberation Army. Li and a fellow lawyer, Wang Yu, travelled to Urumqi on Sunday to check on the case and were relieved to learn no trial had taken place. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1538947/jailed-uygur-academic-ilham-tohtis-case-handed-xinjiang-prosecutors
  2. News - China Insider - SECURITY

    Shooting cases in China prompt calls for stricter rules on police gun use

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 06:01pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com China’s decision to ramp up the police’s use of guns against terrorists has come under fire after cases where officials were questioned for opening fire ... of a shooting case. “A procurator’s [office] should draw its own conclusion from independent investigations on whether the police’s gunshots were legitimate, justified – or abusive”, he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1529318/shooting-cases-china-prompt-calls-stricter-rules-police-gun-use
  3. News - World - SECURITY

    Spy case legend hired by Edward Snowden speaks about five-decade career

    Posted May 11th 2014, 06:27am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam in Washington lana.lam@scmp.com Veteran of high-profile US espionage cases believes his vast experience will help NSA whistle-blower, who fled to Russia from HK Spy case legend ... government prosecutors. "All cases are unique, but the fact that I have dealt in these types of cases is known by the prosecutors, so they know that we can talk on a level that's a little ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1509430/spy-case-legend-hired-edward-snowden-speaks-about-five-decade-career
  4. News - World - SECURITY

    US surveillance hindering lawyers and journalists, study finds

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:42am by AFP

    ... reporter for The New York Times, said it was not lost on journalists or their sources that there had been eight criminal cases against sources under the current administration and three before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1561477/us-surveillance-hindering-lawyers-and-journalists-study-finds
  5. News - World - SECURITY

    How you get on US terrorism watch list, but have no way of finding out why

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

    ... a passenger plane headed for the US, prompting Obama to call for a review of the watch lists. A civil court case recently revealed that the watch list had grown dramatically in the wake of the Detroit plot, with the government adding 1.5 million names since then. The court case also showed that when agencies "nominate" individuals for the watch list, other government agencies rarely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1558443/how-you-get-us-terrorism-watch-list-have-no-way-finding-out-why
  6. News - World - SECURITY

    White House orders review of racial and religious bias in security agencies

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:04am by GDN

    ... agencies, despite first-amendment protections. It presented the cases of five American activists and attorneys of Muslim heritage who appear to have been targeted for surveillance, at least between ... that activists are targeted for criticising the government. While not discussing the individual cases, officials said Americans are only targeted for e-mail surveillance if there is probable cause. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1551459/white-house-orders-review-racial-and-religious-bias-security-agencies
  7. News - World - SECURITY

    US judge rules ‘no-fly’ ban on 13 Muslim citizens unconstitutional

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 09:10pm by AP

    ... no-fly list, a judge ruled in a case involving 13 Muslims who believed they were on the list. District Court judge Anna Brown found on Tuesday that people lacked a meaningful way to challenge ... Initially, Brown said she could not rule on the case, but in 2012, the Circuit Court of Appeals disagreed and sent the case back to her. Brown ruled in August last year that the 13 people challenging ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1540459/us-judge-rules-no-fly-ban-13-muslim-citizens-unconstitutional
  8. News - China Insider - SECURITY

    Top Beijing police chief Fu Zhenghua heads up counter-terrorist armed patrols

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 05:01pm by Chris Luo

    ... security arrangements of the city’s college entrance exam centres, and for responding quickly to a teen assault case after a video showing the attack went viral online. Fu has been tipped to head a special investigation into Zhou Yongkang, the nation’s former security tsar and previously one of the most powerful party elites. The case could potentially lead to an “unprecedented scandal” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1538946/top-beijing-police-chief-fu-zhenghua-heads-counter-terrorist-armed-patrols
  9. News - World - SECURITY

    Richard Leon, judge in NSA spying case, took on US government before

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 10:53pm by NYT

    ... The New York Times in Washington Richard Leon, who's ruled NSA data collection programme probably unconstitutional, does not shy away from criticising US government Spy case judge ... the judge's ruling short "on legal reasoning". Leon, 64, a Republican nominated by President George W. Bush has backed the government in past cases. He did so in 2005, holding that detainees ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1384405/richard-leon-judge-nsa-spying-case-took-us-government
  10. News - Hong Kong - SECURITY

    Peeping Toms' upskirt filming forces HK buildings to cover up glass walkways

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 11:27am by Staff Reporters

    ... in proving peeping cases means prosecutions and convictions are low. There is currently no law in Hong Kong specifically against the secret taking of images. The action could constitute an offence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1531455/peeping-toms-upskirt-filming-forces-hk-buildings-cover-glass-walkways

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