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  1. Peasant leader given two years in labour camp

    Posted Jan 18th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... province was sentenced to two years in a labour camp yesterday- ironically not for his campaign but for talking to foreign journalists. Yu Changwu, 52, was sentenced to two years' re-education ... Hualing, a mainland criminal law specialist at the University of Hong Kong, said sentencing Yu to a labour camp meant his offence was not serious, otherwise he would have been charged with breaking ...

  2. 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 ...

  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. Inmate's death prompts calls for revamp of 'reform-through-labour' system

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Pressure is growing for the central government to overhaul its 'reform-through-labour' system, following the violent death of an inmate at a labour re-education camp in Liaoning ... in a labour education camp could be as harsh as six months in prison. The system was arbitrary and lacked proper legal foundations because the National People's Congress had never introduced laws ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 'Attack' adds fuel to democrat-camp fire

    Posted Jan 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee and Tanna Chong A Democratic Party lawmaker embroiled in a row over an alleged attack on one of his political allies by controversial People Power politician Wong Yuk-man in Taiwan last week claimed he was assaulted in a Mong Kok street yester ...

  7. Maids get raw deal in labour tribunal

    Posted Aug 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the Labour Tribunal favours employers and needs a complete overhaul. A Sunday Morning Post investigation found that helpers were often denied the chance to speak in court, were supplied ... incorrect translations or offer unsolicited legal advice, such as advising them to drop their cases. The Labour Tribunal interpreters are all volunteers who provide part-time services. At the end ...

  8. Break the link

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Song Ningsheng and Zeng Jiuzi were ordered last month by the authorities in Jiangxi to be detained in a labour camp for 14 months, their legal rights were of little help. The pair, who have ... to judicial control. Having regard to the length of the detention and the circumstances, Song and Zeng appear to have been ordered to undergo re-education through labour (laodong jiaoyang, or laojiao ...

  9. Labourer held over series of restaurant burglaries

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com A labourer arrested during a break-in at one of the city's top restaurants on Monday was responsible for 10 other burglaries in the area, police say. ... The labourer was arrested at 1.30am on Monday after he broke into the Hoi Tin Garden restaurant in Yau San Street, Yuen Long. He was found with more than HK$2,000 and tools including a hydraulic jack. ...

  10. Off-duty policeman cleared of molesting youth camp volunteer

    Posted Apr 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man An off-duty policeman accused of molesting a fellow volunteer at a youth camp walked free after a magistrate noted the alleged victim had later accepted a massage from him ... the trial that Chan had kissed him, rubbed his buttocks, and pulled down him trousers to bite him as he was dozing off in a dormitory at a Sai Kung camp in November last year. Yesterday, Magistrate ...




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