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  1. Prison terms for Dongzhou rioters

    Posted May 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou and Kristine kwok But chief who ordered police to open fire only sacked Twelve residents of Guangdong's Dongzhou village were yesterday jailed for up ... ordered officers to open fire was sacked and three other senior law-enforcement officials reprimanded. Seven of the 19 villagers who stood trial on Monday in Haifeng- which like Dongzhou also ...

  2. Shanwei two lodge appeal against convictions

    Posted Jun 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Two of the 13 Shanwei farmers who were jailed for up to seven years last week for their roles in a bloody demonstration in the village of Dongzhou in December have decided ... villagers over the riots that left three villagers dead. The villagers were protesting against the seizure of their land and a lake for a coal-fired power plant. ...

  3. Lawful resolution of land disputes needed

    Posted May 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... After putting up a struggle against a land grab in December, in which at least three people were shot dead by police, dozens of villagers from Dongzhou, were detained. Now, having been ... and beaten by thugs. In the latest development, the All-China Lawyers Association has issued new rules to rein in lawyers who act for protesters. They are warned against contacts with foreign ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Legal group produces handbook for protesters

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Legal group produces handbook for protesters Handbook explains rights of protesters A big rise in the number of arrests of demonstrators has prompted a group ... increase in the number of protester arrests last year, from 57 in 2011 to 440. The group's spokesman is Craig Choy, 34, a former criminal law barrister who now works as an in-house lawyer. He ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Highest court to rule on disorderly conduct application

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... protests Decision on disorderly conduct Hong Kong's highest court is being asked to decide when protesters cross the line between freedom of expression and a criminal act. A High Court judge ... conduct. Chow and Wong, both members of the League of Social Democrats, disrupted a speech by former transport chief Eva Cheng in April last year in protest against an MTR fare rise. ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Two sides to the right to protest

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Two sides to the right to protest Hong Kong is arguably the best example of how the right to demonstrate is exercised to the fullest under Chinese rule. With protest figures ... tactics are being used more often by some protesters. On the other, there is a growing perception that the police have become less tolerant, so much so that there are concerns that protests ...

  7. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Sister of sultan slur accused protests his innocence

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Kuala Lumpur

    ... Associated Press in Kuala Lumpur Sister says her brother innocent of sultan slur The sister of a Malaysian man who has been charged with insulting a state sultan on Facebook said yesterday he is innocent and will lodge a complaint over his detention. Anis ...

  8. Police defend surge in protester arrests

    Posted Jan 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com The number of protesters arrested last year was nearly eight times higher than in 2010, police confirmed. Arrests of protesters rose from 57 in 2010 ... of Police Andy Tsang Wai-hung said the rise in arrests was due to mass arrests at three demonstrations, after roads were occupied. Protesters had been warned repeatedly to leave before officers ...

  9. News - World - RUSSIA

    Court jails women punk band members for anti-Putin protest in church

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Moscow Judge says Pussy Riot's act blasphemous butanti-Putin critics say trial is part of crackdown Court jails punk band for protest in church A judge sentenced three members of Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot to two years' jail yesterday for staging a protest against President Vladimir Putin in a church, an outcome supporters described ...

  10. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    South Africa drop charges against protesting miners

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... the "common purpose" law, which the white minority government had used in the past to crack down on anti-apartheid protesters. "The protesters are to be released conditionally on warning ... to criminalise the actions of all people involved in protest action, according to Pierre De Vos, a law professor at the University of Cape Town. The law was never struck off the statute books after ...




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