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  1. Lawyers win role for people facing labour-camp cases

    Posted Apr 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang Chongqing has begun allowing lawyers to represent people facing detention in re-education-through-labour camps- an unprecedented move to shed light on the system's ... to criminal prosecution. A panel of police officers or government officials determines whether the accused should be detained at a labour camp. The workings of the system are opaque because ...

  2. Labour camp looms for HK drug abusers on mainland

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo and Celine Sun The head of Guangdong's anti-drugs commission says mainland authorities may impose tougher punishments, including a year in a labour camp, on Hongkongers ... across the border, but that those arrested more than once could face a year in a labour camp and compulsory drug-rehabilitation treatment. Mr Chen was speaking at a seminar attended by dozens ...

  3. Doubts on labour camp law revamp

    Posted Mar 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Rights groups are uncertain if it will help political and religious dissidents China's move to reform the controversial re-education through labour, or laojiao, system ... are empowered to put all kinds of minor offenders, or people believed to be a risk to social stability, into laojiao centres to serve a maximum term of four years of forced labour without going through ...

  4. Journalist moved to labour camp

    Posted Jan 04th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Jailed journalist Ching Cheong has been moved to a reform-through-labour centre where his family is expected to be able to visit him. Ching's journalist wife, Mary Lau Man-yee, said yesterday she had received a letter from the centre, the Tianhe prison in Beijing, notifying her of the transfer, which took place on December 26. She said Beijing authorities had ...

  5. The Unfree French- Life Under the Occupation

    Posted Dec 09th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... prisoners of war or forced labourers, many women became involved with German soldiers, with an estimated 200,000 babies born as a result. When France was liberated, those women had their heads ... Although 4,000 Jewish children under 12 years old were rounded up for the Auschwitz death camp, there were villages that hid Jews and a passive resistance helped save 250,000 lives. A priest puts ...

  6. Kinder face for notorious re-education camps

    Posted Feb 21st 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan The mainland plans to reform its laojiao, or re-education through labour, system, turning it into a special education programme for young offenders, a legal expert said. Fu ... the one-child policy and Falun Gong devotees. The China Labour Bulletin rights watchdog says more than 300,000 people are kept in laojiao centres at any time. Professor Fu said all of the centres would ...

  7. No fairytale ending to the story of Resistance hero and Nazi camp child

    Posted May 20th 2007, 12:00am by Susan Sachs

    ... Susan Sachs A fleeting night of love in a hideout in rural France in the tempest of the second world war. A French child born nine months later in a Nazi labour camp. Two men, searching ... document he ever had about his background, he has said, was a bare-bones birth certificate from Germany that showed he was born in March 1945 in a forced labour camp in Schkopau. It did ...

  8. The Resistance hero and the Nazi camp child; are they lasting casualties of war?

    Posted Mar 25th 2007, 12:00am by Susan Sachs

    ... The younger Mr Nant knows only that he was born in the Schkopau labour camp in March 1945, three weeks before the German camp was liberated near the end of the second world war, and that he ... later given birth to a son at Schkopau, a forced labour camp near Leipzig in Germany where chemicals were produced. As he recalled it, his Resistance contacts were moving him around from safe ...

  9. Mao's 'education through labour' system under fire

    Posted Dec 05th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... The system was at the centre of a heated debate in September after a farmer in Henan province was forced into an education-through-labour camp in Luoyang for two years even though ... through labour' system because it is unconstitutional. The 69 academics, including economist Mao Yushi and law professor He Weifang, sent letters to the NPC's Law Committee ...

  10. Making a killing from illegal labour

    Posted May 04th 2007, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... in the labour rule book when it comes to illegal migrant workers, from wages and living conditions to medical care and repatriation. A Visit Malaysia Year 2007 campaign has worsened the situation ... a volunteer corps, to round up illegal workers. Twenty-one detention camps are being built to accommodate arrested migrants and a dozen special migrant courts have operated since January to speedily ...




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