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  1. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Transgender marriage law vetoed by Legco

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:48am by Tony Cheung, Phila Siu

    ... law vetoed by Legco The security minister came under fire from lawmakers yesterday for failing to lobby enough support before trying to push through law revisions in favour of transgender marriage. Amendments to the marriage laws that were merely straightforward changes meant to comply with a top-court ruling last year were voted down by equal numbers of pro-establishment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1622339/legco-vetoes-transgender-marriage-law-minister-accused-not-lobbying
  2. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Protesters' sex abuse claims highlighted at UN meeting

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by Joyce Ng

    ... and Human Rights Monitor, called for a "high-level mechanism" in the government to improve anti-discrimination laws. Reports of women being sexually harassed have emerged from the Occupy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620844/protesters-sex-abuse-claims-highlighted-un-meeting
  3. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Hong Kong's gay rights parade takes umbrella as its symbol

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:06am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... unmarried heterosexual and homosexual couples. He expressed hope that equal protection could be extended to LGBT people. "We hope to protect sexual minorities through certain laws ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1621555/hong-kongs-gay-rights-parade-takes-umbrella-its-symbol
  4. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Western powers 'outraged' after China convicts Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 02:19pm by AFP

    ... on what the state claims is a terror-backed independence movement in Xinjiang. The sentencing of the 44-year-old father of three drew strong condemnation from the United States and European Union, ... John Kerry said the United States was "deeply disturbed" by the life sentence, describing Tohti as "an important moderate Uighur voice". Barry Sautman, an expert on ethnic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1599461/western-powers-outraged-after-china-convicts-uygur-scholar-ilham-tohti
  5. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti to go on trial for separatism this week, says lawyer

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 01:18pm by AFP, AP

    ... went on a hunger strike for 10 days in January to protest being served food that did not follow Islamic dietary laws, Li has said. He also said Tohti was denied food for 10 days in March after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1591636/uygur-scholar-ilham-tohti-go-trial-separatism-week-says-lawyer
  6. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Gao Zhisheng's wife wants him to seek treatment in US after 'horrific torture' in Chinese jail

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 12:34pm by AFP

    ... Chinese rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng suffered malnutrition and psychological abuse in prison, his wife said as she called for Beijing to let him seek treatment in the United States. Gao, who has ... and being kept alive,” the wife, Geng He, said in a statement. Gao remains under round-the-clock surveillance of Chinese authorities at his sister-in-law’s home in the western Xinjiang region, where ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1573422/gao-zhishengs-wife-wants-him-get-treated-us-after-horrific-torture
  7. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    'He can't eat or talk': Gao Zhisheng's wife horrifed by state of his health after jail

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 08:38pm by AP

    ... China in 2009 and won political asylum in the United States. “He’s been in a small cell that’s dimly lit with no natural light,” Genser said. “The guards had strict instructions to not talk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575050/he-cant-eat-or-talk-gao-zhishengs-wife-horrifed-state-his-health-after
  8. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Wife of freed rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng fears husband tortured

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 10:26pm by Verna Yu

    ... Gao's wife, Geng He, who fled to the United States with their two children in 2009, said she managed to speak briefly to her husband on the phone last night when he was with a relative, ... sounded "not quite the same" on the phone. "His voice used to be bright and sonorous, but now it sounded very flat," she said. Geng said she hoped Gao could go to the United ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1568569/wife-freed-rights-lawyer-gao-zhisheng-fears-husband-tortured
  9. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Jailed pastor's family escapes from China to the US after 'harassment by authorities'

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 01:20pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Zhang's daughter, son-in-law and grandchild spirited out of the country by activists via Southeast Asia Three family members of jailed pastor Zhang Shaojie have sneaked out of China to the United States with the help of activists after complaining about an extended campaign of harassment by the authorities, a Christian rights group said yesterday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555344/jailed-pastors-family-escape-china-us-after-harassment-authorities
  10. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Libyan torture victim seeks to overturn British court ruling

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:02pm by Reuters

    ... abduction and rendition involved other countries, most notably the United States. This week, Belhadj launches an appeal against that decision. Lawyers and human rights campaigners warn that if he ... in the Indian Ocean to Tripoli, because at the time Britain and the United States were keen to build relations with Gaddafi. He was imprisoned and tortured until his release in 2010. His wife was also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557030/libyan-torture-victim-seeks-overturn-british-court-ruling

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