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  1. News - China

    How China is using criminal detention in place of re-education through labour

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 03:21am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Re-education through labour is a thing of the past, but criminal detention now takes its place New set of bars Keen to learn about the United Nations' ... and had been placed in criminal detention. Police charged her on October 21 with "picking quarrels and provoking trouble". Her troubles stemmed from her participation in a two-month ...

  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Dengue outbreak at Australia's Pacific island refugee detention centre sparks fresh concerns

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 12:30pm by Reuters in Sydney

    ... Reuters in Sydney Refugees held in Australia's detention centres on Nauru island infected by Dengue fever as opposition figures call for greater oversight An outbreak of dengue fever at an Australian refugee detention centre in the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru sparked calls on Thursday for greater oversight at the facility, which has been criticised by rights groups ...

  3. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Heilongjiang police accuse four rights lawyers of 'disturbing order' after detention and alleged beating

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 01:20pm by Verna Yu

    ... Gong. The detention of the lawyers and the beating of at least one of them have drawn the condemnation of fellow lawyers and legal experts from around the nation. One of the four lawyers, Zhang Junjie, was released last week with three broken ribs, which he said were the result of severe beating by police officers while he was in detention. The other three lawyers, Jiang Tianyong, Wang ...

  4. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Released rights lawyer Zhang Junjie tells of beatings while held for questioning Falun Gong detentions

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 03:21am by Verna Yu

    ... beaten while in custody. Zhang Junjie, one of the four lawyers detained on March 21 while investigating the illegal detention of Falun Gong members in Jiansanjiang, Heilongjiang, was released ... was then knocked over, beaten and kicked for several minutes. The next day, Zhang was placed in administrative detention for five days for "gambling". The three others were placed ...

  5. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Four rights lawyers detained after questioning Falun Gong detentions

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:02am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Rights experts held on 'cult' allegations while probing treatment of Falun Gong members 4 lawyers detained for questioning detentions Four human rights lawyers investigating the illegal detention of several Falun Gong members have themselves been detained in Heilongjiang province, fellow lawyers said yesterday. Jiang Tianyong and Tang Jitian were ...

  6. News - World - SWEDEN

    Sweden's 'Hannibal Lecter' out to sue now he's out of psychiatric detention

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:53am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Stockholm Damages bid over wrongful detention for serial killings The man once considered Scandinavia's worst serial killer but who was later cleared of his crimes said that his lawyer was preparing a claim for damages, following his release after more than 20 years in psychiatric detention. "What happened was lamentable; we're talking ...

  7. News - World - GUANTANAMO BAY

    Guantanamo Bay detainee cites international POW law in freedom bid

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 09:24pm by MCT

    ... benefit of any legal proceeding to determine their status," Kennedy said in a 2004 case brought by detainee Shafiq Rasul, a British citizen. "As the period of detention stretches from months to years, the case for continued detention to meet military exigencies becomes weaker." ...

  8. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Jailed Chinese human rights activist Cao Shunli dies in detention after denied treatment

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 05:09am by Reuters, AFP

    ... to sue the Chaoyang District Detention Centre in Beijing, where his sister was being held, for its "criminal acts" in refusing to provide her the timely medical treatment she needed. ...

  9. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Tiananmen Square 'citizen journalists' placed in criminal detention

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 04:33am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Volunteers who reported petitioner incidents and attack on Mao portrait are rounded up Police hold three 'citizen journalists' in detention Three citizen journalists have been placed under criminal detention for reporting on two incidents at Tiananmen Square last week- a woman who attempted to set herself on fire, and the defacing ...

  10. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Joint US-South Korea military drills to test inter-Korean detente

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 11:51am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korea kicked off its annual joint military exercises with the United States on Monday, despite vocal opposition from North Korea which could threaten a recent upswing in cross-border ties. The start of this year’s drill ...




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