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  1. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Domestic helpers in UAE tell Human Rights Watch how they’re abused

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 10:42pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Manila Helpers in UAE say they're abused Many domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates say their employers beat them with sticks or cables, punch and slap them, and there's little they can do because they are excluded from the country's labour-law protections, according to a rights group. The abuse complaints are rampant throughout ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Protesters' sex abuse claims highlighted at UN meeting

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

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com UN group told of sex abuse claims at protests Hong Kong NGOs highlighted the alleged abuse of women during the Occupy Central protests of the last three weeks at a UN meeting in Geneva yesterday. They also brought up the case of Indonesian helper Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, whose employer will stand trial on 21 charges in December, as an example ...

  3. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    China continues rights abuses despite ditching labour camps, says Amnesty

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 04:55pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing China is increasingly using extra-judicial “black jails” and drug rehabilitation centres to punish people who would formerly have been sent to forced labour camps, ... said Corinna-Barbara Francis, Amnesty’s China researcher. The abuses and torture are continuing, just in a different way Corinna-Barbara Francis “The abuses and torture are continuing, just ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Woman accused of abusing Indonesian helper Erwiana pleads ‘not guilty’ to all charges

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 01:43pm by LO WEI, AFP

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com and Agence France-Presse Law Wan-tung denies all charges- totalling 20 counts- including grievous bodily harm and failure to pay wages The allegedly abusive former employer of an Indonesian helper has denied all 20 charges against her for abusing her three maids and breaching labour laws- in a case that sparked international concern. Law Wan-tung, ...

  5. 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 Chinese rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng suffered malnutrition and psychological abuse in prison, his wife said as she called for Beijing to let him seek treatment in the United States. Gao, who has ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Ensure fair trial for GSK probe pair, Foreign Correspondents' Club urges Beijing

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:06am by Christy Choi

    ... China Central Television, saying he and his wife "deeply regret" breaking any laws. He added he would not have worked with the drug manufacturer had the company informed him about ...

  7. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Beijing and Washington trade accusations of human rights abuses

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 03:40am by Verna Yu

    ... of abuses China and the United States have accused each other of human rights abuses in an annual tit-for-tat exchange of criticism. In the China section of its annual Country Reports on Human ... members, to prevent public expression of independent opinions, it said. Officials also used new methods to censor the internet and targeted popular bloggers, it said. The report listed other abuses ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Imprisoned and beaten: Second helper tells of escape from violent Hong Kong employer

    Posted May 08th 2014, 06:00pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... of escape from violence Another domestic helper has come forward claiming she was verbally and physically abused by her female employer for nine months. Following the alleged abuse case ... Workers Committee, she said: “I was shouted at, called stupid and abused verbally.” Wiping tears from her face, the 37-year-old widow said she was constantly beaten with a wooden stick, slapped, ...

  9. News - China Insider - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Woman finds an SOS note in her trousers from a 'Chinese prisoner'

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 07:20pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... contracts when they discover abuses. The [British] government should now amend its Modern Day Slavery Bill to require companies to keep their supply chains free of such abuses.” In a June 25 ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    US human trafficking report misleading, says Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by DANNY LEE

    ... as an example of the dangers suffered by domestic workers. Erwiana's employer has pleaded not guilty to 20 charges of labour violations and abuse of Erwiana and two other maids. The report said ... Eman Villanueva, of the Asian Migrants Coordinating Body, welcomed the report. "This time the report has focused on the abuses and this time it shows the problem persists, and in my view, ...




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