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  1. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Libyan torture victim seeks to overturn British court ruling

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

    ... Reuters in London Libya victim fights UK torture ruling A former Libyan Islamist commander who says he suffered years of torture by Muammar Gaddafi's henchmen after British and US spies handed him over to Libya will try this week to overturn a ruling blocking legal action against the British government. Abdel Hakim Belhadj, a rebel leader who helped topple Gaddafi in 2011 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    British consulate to press Hong Kong on gay marriage after diplomatic backtrack

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:31am by Christy Choi

    ... on gay marriage The British consul-general is asking the Hong Kong authorities to clarify whether same-sex marriages can take place at the consulate. The British consulate said on Monday ... to decide what services they wished to provide their nationals in line with the Vienna Convention and Hong Kong's Consular Relations Ordinance. Yesterday a spokesman for the British consulate ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Ensure fair trial for GSK probe pair, Foreign Correspondents' Club urges Beijing

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:06am by Christy Choi

    ... they carried out for scandal-hit British pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline. "Transparency is a cornerstone of the judicial process and a fair trial is a fundamental human right," the club ... the full details of the e-mails it received from whistle-blowers. The American and British governments have also expressed concern over the case. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Negotiations with Libyan put on CIA torture flight in Hong Kong 'stalled'

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 05:21am by Lana Lam

    ... with the allegations", said Cori Crider, strategic director of British-based legal charity Reprieve, which is representing Saadi and his family. "The family haven't given up on the idea ... At the heart of the case is Hong Kong's alleged collaboration with American, British and Libyan spies to secretly and illegally detain Saadi, his wife and four children- the youngest was six ...

  5. 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

    ... of fraud and gathering crowds to disturb public order. Zhang’s church is sanctioned by the communist government, which allows worship only in state-monitored groups, but was involved in a dispute ...

  6. 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 ... had purchased from Primark, a British-owned Irish clothing chain. The note was composed entirely in simplified Chinese characters except for three SOS cries written across its top. “We ...

  7. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Spanish High Court dismisses China human rights cases

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 10:45am by Reuters

    ... perpetrators. China bristled in February when a Spanish judge issued arrest orders for former top Chinese officials as part of investigations into a 2006 human rights complaint by a Tibetan-Spanish monk ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Confusion over same-sex unions at consulates

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:00am by Christy Choi

    ... unions at consulates Confusion is reigning over whether same-sex couples can be wed at the British consulate, after the Hong Kong government appeared to distance itself from claims ... it was not clear how the convention and ordinance could be out of line in the British consulate's case. The same regulations would apply to the Spanish consulate, which does provide such services ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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