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  1. Despite crackdowns, a few still dream of greater freedom

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of constant police harassment, periodic restrictions on freedom, and the loss of career advancement, those in this minority group persist in making their voices heard and are optimistic that change ... greater freedom. It was released last year, on December 10, the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 'We had to express our opinion ... It has been 20 years since ...

  2. Information provided by blackmailer of no use, says prosecutor

    Posted Aug 12th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Information provided by a Chinese University student convicted of blackmailing a religious group member for more than HK$6 million over their sex acts was of zero use ... Kan-yung said regarding the information doctoral student Cheung Ka-wo, 28, provided to police. 'The prosecution has decided that, no matter how this case develops, it will not call him ...

  3. HK relishes freedom to debate Liu Xiaobo

    Posted Nov 02nd 2010, 12:00am by John Carney, Verna Yu

    ... joint rallies to support Liu ahead of the award ceremony in Norway. Salil Shetty, the secretary general of Amnesty International, yesterday hailed Hong Kong for its freedom and said the city ... held to demand his freedom. Two small local groups- Concern China Centre and Southern Democratic Alliance- have launched an on-line campaign to encourage people from different countries ...

  4. Freedom of speech defence bound to fail

    Posted Jun 07th 2010, 12:00am by Maggie Chen

    ... Maggie Chen Using constitutional principles of freedom of speech to defend mainland activists charged with incitement to subvert state power will probably continue to be as unsuccessful ... at a conference organised by the Centre for Chinese Law at the University of Hong Kong on Saturday. The freedom-of-speech strategy was one that lawyers had focused on in the past in defending charges ...

  5. One man's freedom is hope for homeowners

    Posted Oct 31st 2009, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill In a landmark case, a judge in a mainland court has released a man who killed the agent of a developer sent to force him and his family to leave their home. In the Middle Court of Benxi, Liaoning province, Zhang Jian was sentenced on Sep ...

  6. Chen gets new shot at freedom

    Posted Oct 09th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Graft-tainted former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian has won another shot at freedom after the Supreme Court ordered a new hearing on whether to free him. Citing insufficient proof, the court yesterday revoked the Taiwan High Court's September 24 ruling to deny Chen's bail request and ordering that he be held for three more months. ...

  7. No straight line from wealth to freedom

    Posted Feb 12th 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... to a greater demand for rights and freedoms, it does not follow that the government is willing to grant them any time soon. Instead, a government facing a slew of domestic challenges- such as rampant ... but believes it has fuelled demand from ordinary people for change. 'The freedom and rights that are demanded may not ultimately be things that will change the one-party system, if the one-party ...

  8. Kissel's final fight for freedom

    Posted Jan 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui Nancy Kissel, serving a life sentence for bludgeoning her high-flying banker husband to death after lacing his milkshake with sedative drugs, is fighting her conviction in the city's highest court, claiming she had an unfair trial. On the ...

  9. Freedom of assembly upheld

    Posted Jul 09th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... to notify police before holding a rally was constitutional, but the term 'ordre public' as a ground for restricting the freedom of assembly was too vague, and therefore unconstitutional. ... or the protection of the rights and freedoms of others'. Chief Justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang, Mr Justice Patrick Chan Siu-oi, Mr Justice Roberto Ribeiro and Sir Anthony Mason ruled that while the concept ...

  10. The irony of freedom

    Posted Apr 28th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani Don't bother arguing about the difference between free speech and the freedom to say whatever you wish. You'll only end up going round in circles. Yes, ... about. If you're a nobody, it's quite alright for you to shout through a megaphone from a rooftop that Chinese people are just too stupid to handle freedom. Most people will ignore you. ...




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