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  1. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Heilongjiang police accuse four rights lawyers of 'disturbing order' after detention and alleged beating

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 01:20pm by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Police in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang yesterday issued a statement accusing four lawyers of "disturbing social order", "shouting ... statement also accused the lawyers of using mobile communication tools to “fabricate facts, spread malicious speculations and to disturb social order”. Local police put 11 people, including ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1462376/heilongjiang-police-accuse-four-rights-lawyers-disturbing-order-after
  2. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Beijing court upholds guilty verdict against rights lawyer Xu Zhiyong

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 01:09pm by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com Four-year sentence for disturbing public order upheld; lawyer says decision 'made long ago' New Citizen activist Xu loses appeal Legal experts said Beijing's top court acted unfairly but predictably when it rejected rights lawyer Xu Zhiyong's appeal against his conviction for disturbing public order. The Beijing Municipal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1475845/beijing-court-upholds-guilty-verdict-against-rights-lawyer-xu-zhiyong
  3. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Spanish judge orders arrest of China's former president Jiang Zemin

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 09:39am by Agence France-Presse in Madrid

    ... of a probe into alleged genocide in Tibet. High Court Judge Ismael Moreno ordered Interpol to issue the arrest warrants for the five for genocide, torture and crimes against humanity as part ... abuses.” “Jiang exercised supervisory authority over the people who directly committed abuses.” High Court Judge Ismael Moreno In addition to Jiang, the judge ordered the arrest of former prime ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1425872/spanish-judge-orders-arrest-chinas-former-president-jiang-zemin
  4. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Tiananmen Square 'citizen journalists' placed in criminal detention

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 04:33am by Verna Yu

    ... Rights lawyers say they have witnessed an increasing number of petitioners and activists being given criminal detention on public order charges in recent months to stop them from protesting. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1447368/tiananmen-square-citizen-journalists-placed-criminal-detention
  5. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Activist Hu Jia accepts he faces jail again after latest police questioning

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 11:10pm by Verna Yu

    ... to disrupt order in a public place", and even secession charges because of his support for causes in Tibet and Xinjiang. Hu said that when he was summoned last month, a police officer told him ... of "assembling a crowd to disrupt order in a public place". "It is intended as a warning and intimidation," he said. "But none of this will have any effect on me." Hu insisted he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1435893/activist-hu-jia-accepts-he-faces-jail-again-after-latest-police
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Human misery, whether in Syria or North Korea, stains our conscience

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 11:40am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... the killing or giving the orders or supplying the deadly weapons, have not shown similar sorrow. Step forward Assad, his government forces, rebel militia owing allegiance to Sunni and Shia extremist ... of president John F. Kennedy that that the US would, "pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1432478/human-misery-whether-syria-or-north-korea-stains-our
  7. News - Asia - HUMAN RIGHTS

    North Korea should face ICC over crimes against humanity, says UN probe

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:02pm by AFP

    ... official of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea who commits, orders, solicits or aids and abets crimes against humanity incurs criminal responsibility by international law and must be held ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1429621/un-panel-set-expose-north-korea-war-crimes-and-bring-cases-hague-report
  8. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Activist Xu Zhiyong goes on trial as backer Wang Gongquan bailed

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 12:06pm by Verna Yu

    ... confessed he and Xu had "organised and incited criminal activities to assemble a crowd to disrupt order in a public place", according to a microblog post by Beijing No1 Intermediate Court, ... in the movement who faced trial today and next week were almost certain to be convicted for their alleged crime of "assembling a crowd to disrupt order in a public place". Video: Supporters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1410985/activist-xu-zhiyong-goes-trial-backer-wang-gongquan-bailed
  9. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Xu Zhiyong among transparency activists set to face trial

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 05:42am by Verna Yu

    ... the New Citizen movement in 2012 to push for social equality and the rule of law, will face trial on Wednesday on the charge of "assembling a crowd to disrupt order in a public place", ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1408690/xu-zhiyong-among-transparency-activists-set-face-trial
  10. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Rights advocate Wang Gongquan latest to give video confession

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 10:36am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Wang Gongquan admitted to disturbing public order and pledged to cut ties with jailed New Citizen group founder, Xu Zhiyong, sources say Rights advocate latest to make video 'confession' Wang Gongquan, an outspoken advocate for greater civic involvement on the mainland, has confessed to disturbing the public order less than three months ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1373529/rights-advocate-wang-gongquan-latest-give-video-confession

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