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  1. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Chinese rights lawyer grilled by police over meetings with US envoy, ‘insults’ to officials

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 01:07pm by Reuters

    ... dissidents, including artist Ai Weiwei and activists of the “New Citizens' Movement”, a group that has urged Chinese leaders to disclose their assets. He also opposed forced labour camps, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1577646/rights-lawyer-pu-zhiqiang-grilled-police-over-meetings-us-envoy
  2. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Chinese workers forced into wartime labour sue Japan firms for damages

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 02:17pm by Reuters

    ... on Wednesday demanding compensation for Chinese citizens made to work by the Japanese as forced labourers during the second world war, state media reported. The 37 people who have lodged the suit include lawyers and academics as well as forced labourers and their families, according to Chinese media reports. Chinese state television said the lawsuit seeks printed apologies carried ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1435587/chinese-workers-forced-wartime-labour-sue-japan-firms-damages
  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, rights group Amnesty International said on Tuesday. China vowed last month to do away with hundreds of labour camps, as part of a landmark package of social and economic reforms. Official news ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1384193/china-continues-rights-abuses-despite-ditching-labour-camps-says-amnesty
  4. 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

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com A pair of trousers purchased from a British outlet contained a note describing terrible forced labour conditions in China A note that seems to be a cry ... under slave labour conditions in a Chinese prison," she said. “I am only sorry that I did not…[bring] this scandal to light much earlier.” In a June 24 press release, Patrick Corrigan, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1541838/woman-finds-sos-note-her-trousers-chinese-prisoner
  5. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    US human trafficking report misleading, says Hong Kong

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

    ... territory for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labour." The report highlights the high-profile case of Indonesian domestic helper Erwiana Sulistyaningsih 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538010/us-human-trafficking-report-misleading-says-hong-kong
  6. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Labour camp inmate attacks payout for 'mishandled' case over online Bo Xilai joke

    Posted Jul 07th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... in a labour camp for publishing a provocative comment online during the heyday of disgraced party boss Bo Xilai. The Bishan county court ordered the government to pay Huang Chengcheng, 134,000 yuan ... serving 21 months in a labour camp, said he was disappointed that court's award had fallen far short of his demand for 680,000 yuan. "I'm not satisfied with the compensation," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1276960/labour-camp-inmate-attacks-payout-mishandled-case-over-online-bo-xilai
  7. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Films document horror of labour camps 50 years ago and today

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com One tells of starving children slaving in Sichuan forest, the other of women's modern-day torture Films document labour camp hell then and now When Xie Yihui read about the deaths of many children in a Sichuan "re-education through labour" camp in the early 1960s, she was horrified. She had been reading an account by Zeng Boyan, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1227061/films-document-horror-labour-camps-50-years-ago-and-today
  8. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Authorities reject report on torture at women's labour camp in Liaoning

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 03:02pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Report on torture at labour camp rejected Liaoning authorities have lashed back at a news report alleging torture at a women's labour camp, calling ... two weeks ago, giving a rare glimpse inside the Masanjia women's labour camp in Liaoning. Headlined Walking Out of Masanjia, the lengthy report accused officers of torturing and using ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1220627/liaoning-authority-torture-claims-female-labour-camps-malicious-fabrication
  9. 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

    ... 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, ... of labour-related offences include denying Erwiana’s wages for seven months and failing to grant holidays. The case highlighted concern over the treatment of domestic helpers in the southern Chinese city, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1529194/woman-accused-abusing-indonesian-helper-erwiana-pleads-not-guilty-all
  10. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Yunnan stops some terms of 're-education through labour' camps

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 01:00pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Yunnan province has said it will no longer send people to controversial “re-education through labour” camps for three types of political offences, state ... Under China’s re-education through labour system, police are empowered to send people to labour camps for terms of up to four years, leading to widespread rights abuses and use of the camps ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1145194/yunnan-stops-some-terms-re-education-through-labour-camps

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