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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Removing Falun Gong banners 'breached right to free speech'

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:02am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Falun Gong practitioners say displays taken down by government officials during 'poster war' were political speech and protected by law Removal of banners a 'breach of our rights' Two Falun Gong members had their constitutional right to freedom of expression breached when Food and Environmental Hygiene Department officers removed ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Moral questions surrounding Occupy Central's civil disobedience campaign

    Posted Jul 27th 2013, 12:00am by SHANNON GONG AND OLIVIA GONG

    ... Shannon Gong and Olivia Gong Shannon Gong and Olivia Gong ask whether an illegal act of civil disobedience as planned by the Occupy Central campaign can be justified, however noble its ... for the well-being of its citizens and a more just society. Shannon Gong is a legal research assistant at the Chinese University of Hong Kong with experience in the Legislative Council. Olivia Gong ...

  5. News - China - JUSTICE

    Protests follow detention of rights lawyer detained after Falun Gong trial

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Protests follow lawyer's arrest after Falun Gong trial The arrest of a human rights lawyer in a courtroom after the trial of a Falun Gong follower has ... to "sabotaging legal enforcement" by participating in a cult last year. The charge is regularly used against mainland Falun Gong practitioners. Zhu was accused of having Falun Gong material at home. ...

  6. News - China Insider - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Rights lawyer Tang Jitian detained over Falun Gong case

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 02:01pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... to help a man whose wife had been placed in a labour camp on suspicion of being a Falun Gong member. Tang and the man he was helping, Yang Kaicheng, were detained last Wednesday afternoon at the local 610 Office, a security agency in charge of prosecuting Falun Gong members, according to Xiang Li, a Beijing-based activist speaking on the phone from the city in Heilongjiang province. ...

  7. News - China

    Taiwan man held in China urges US action on Falun Gong

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:19pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington A Taiwanese man who said he was detained in China due to his Falun Gong beliefs called on Tuesday for greater US attention, saying that Beijing’s efforts ... Taiwanese Falun Gong follower targeted in China, which has also “hired spies overseas” to uncover personal information about the spiritual movement’s members. China “does not only persecute Falun ...

  8. 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

    ... the illegal detention of Falun Gong members at a so-called "legal education centre" set up by local authorities in Jiansanjiang, a state-run forestry and farming community about 400 kilometres east of the provincial capital Harbin, and that accusations against the lawyers were fabricated. The four lawyers had “incited and gathered 38 members of the Falun Gong cult ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Man beaten for aiding Falun Gong

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Four men attack person who tried to stop harassment of the movement's members Man beaten for aiding Falun Gong Political parties have asked the police ... The 50-year-old, who wanted to be known only by his surname Chan, said he was set upon by four men after he argued with some people who were holding up placards around a Falun Gong booth in Mong Kok ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Falun Gong ignores requests and posts new banners in city

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by Jolie Ho and Simpson Cheung

    ... Jolie Ho and Simpson Cheung Spiritual group argues that it has the right of assembly, but opponents say their show is over Falun Gong hits the streets again Falun Gong banners ... between the Falun Gong spiritual movement and the Youth Care Association, a pro-establishment group, was temporarily suspended. Warning letters were issued to both groups informing them that those ...




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