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  1. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Protesters' sex abuse claims highlighted at UN meeting

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by Joyce Ng

    ... mass sit-ins in Mong Kok and Causeway Bay. Hong Kong and mainland China are subject to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, a UN treaty. Governments ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620844/protesters-sex-abuse-claims-highlighted-un-meeting
  2. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Western powers 'outraged' after China convicts Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 02:19pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing US and European leaders and experts call for Tohti's immediate release Outraged Western powers have rounded on China over a life sentence handed to a prominent Uygur academic, accusing Beijing of silencing a moderate voice in a move that analysts say risks inflaming tensions in the restive Xinjiang region. A court in China's far western ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1599461/western-powers-outraged-after-china-convicts-uygur-scholar-ilham-tohti
  3. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Ilham Tohti's 'separatist' videos released by Chinese state media after controversial conviction

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 06:55pm by Andrea Chen

    ... The Intermediate People’s Court of Urumqi on Tuesday handed down a surprisingly harsh punishment of life in prison for separatism. Western leaders and experts responded to the sentence saying China ... to be retribution for Professor Tohti’s peaceful efforts to promote human rights for China’s ethnic Uygur citizens,” he said. In response, state media on Wednesday also released selections of articles ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1600354/ilham-tohtis-separatist-videos-released-chinese-state-media-after
  4. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti to go on trial for separatism this week, says lawyer

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 01:18pm by AFP, AP

    ... University, he spoke openly about problems with China’s ethnic policies. Authorities have blamed the deadly conflicts in Xinjiang on terrorists seeking a separate state, and have accused Tohti ... an attack by Uighurs outside a train station killed 31 people in the southern city of Kunming. Maya Wang, China researcher for Human Rights Watch, wrote on Twitter on Friday that Tohti faced between ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1591636/uygur-scholar-ilham-tohti-go-trial-separatism-week-says-lawyer
  5. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Beijing police detain writer Huang Zerong, or Tieliu, 81

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

    ... using coercion and detentions to suppress dissent. Huang's detention probably makes him "China's oldest suspect for 'picking quarrels and provoking trouble'," Liu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1593449/beijing-police-detain-writer-huang-zerong-or-tieliu-81
  6. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Chinese rights lawyer grilled by police over meetings with US envoy, ‘insults’ to officials

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 01:07pm by Reuters

    ... human rights lawyer about meetings with the former US ambassador to China, his alleged “insults” against senior officials and his frequent trips to Japan, his lawyer said on Tuesday. Pu ... among rights workers in China and the West. Beijing police have questioned Pu on his meetings with former US Ambassador to China Gary Locke, who had asked Pu to share his views on human rights, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1577646/rights-lawyer-pu-zhiqiang-grilled-police-over-meetings-us-envoy
  7. 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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Wife pleads with China to let her 'underfed and psychologically abused' husband travel to America to seek medical help and be with his family ... defended some of China’s most vulnerable people such as underground Christians, aggrieved miners and members of the banned Falungong spiritual movement, was released last week after serving ...

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

    'He can't eat or talk': Gao Zhisheng's wife horrifed by state of his health after jail

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 08:38pm by AP

    ... denouncing the torture he said he had suffered. Geng and Gao’s attorney Jarod Genser are asking that he be allowed to leave China and join his wife and two children in California. His family fled China in 2009 and won political asylum in the United States. “He’s been in a small cell that’s dimly lit with no natural light,” Genser said. “The guards had strict instructions to not talk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575050/he-cant-eat-or-talk-gao-zhishengs-wife-horrifed-state-his-health-after
  9. Lifestyle - Books - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Book review: The Slaughter, by Ethan Gutmann

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson The Slaughter by Ethan Gutmann Prometheus Books Pity anyone who enters China's penal system for any reason. Even "prisoners of conscience"- Uygurs, Tibetans, ... streak. Reporters including him "can be clueless jerks", he says. For The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem, he admits ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1574190/book-review-slaughter-ethan-gutmann
  10. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Jailed pastor's family escapes from China to the US after 'harassment by authorities'

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 01:20pm by AP

    ... have sneaked out of China to the United States with the help of activists after complaining about an extended campaign of harassment by the authorities, a Christian rights group said yesterday. Zhang’s daughter, son-in-law and one-year-old grandchild landed in Dallas, Texas, and have now gone to Midland, according to US-based China Aid. The group said an underground network of activists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555344/jailed-pastors-family-escape-china-us-after-harassment-authorities

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