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  1. News - China Insider - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Rights lawyers publicly shamed by China's national bar association

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 12:47pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... — 梁小军 (@liangxiaojun) June 30, 2014 The statement appeared in Monday’s edition  of the Legal Daily, a newspaper under Communist Party's Legal and Political Affairs Commission. Over the last ... they believed to be unlawfully held at a state-run forestry and farming community there. The statement also named Teng Biao, a former law lecturer at the University of Politics and Law in Beijing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1544177/rights-lawyers-publicly-shamed-chinas-national-bar-association
  2. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    UN chides Iran over juvenile executions

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:15am by Reuters

    ... for similar offences. Four "political prisoners" from the Kurdish minority were also at imminent risk of execution, Pillay said. They were convicted in 2010 on charges of moharebeh (enmity against God) and mofsid fil arz (corruption on earth) after trials that fell short of international fair trial standards, she said. At least six political prisoners were among more than 250 people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1541349/un-chides-iran-over-juvenile-executions
  3. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    US Congress pokes Beijing with ‘Liu Xiaobo Plaza’ Washington embassy address proposal

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 11:23am by Reuters

    ... it can play a significant role in pressuring China to release political prisoners and open up," he said. Additional reporting by Agence France-Presse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1540182/chinese-embassy-may-find-itself-1-liu-xiaobo-plaza-us-congress-tables
  4. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    We want to work, say asylum seekers

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 03:10am by Christy Choi

    ... There are an estimated 5,000 to 6,000 asylum seekers in Hong Kong- mostly from Africa, Central Asia and South Asia. Some are fleeing political persecution, others torture and some could be economic migrants. ... is today dangerously in deficit. Humanitarians can help as a palliative, but political solutions are vitally needed," Guterres said. Amnesty International meanwhile slammed the UN Security ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1537181/we-want-work-say-asylum-seekers
  5. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Forced to go five-star: How China sends dissidents on all-expenses paid trips to keep them quiet

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 11:44am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing As top Communist leaders gathered in Beijing, veteran Chinese political activist He Depu was obliged to leave town- for an all-expenses-paid holiday to the tropical island of Hainan, complete with police escorts. It is an unusual method of muzzling dissent, but He is one of dozens of campaigners who rights groups say have been forced on vacation- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1540832/forced-go-five-star-how-china-sends-dissidents-all-expenses-paid-trips
  6. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Clinton gives inside account of US turmoil after helping blind activist Chen Guangcheng

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 11:15am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington But ex-US secretary of state says why it was important to help Chen despite 'political fire' Hillary Clinton in her new book passionately ... in China. “It was like throwing fuel on the political fire,” Clinton said of Chen’s remarks, saying that her aides had negotiated the initial deal in accordance with the activist’s own wishes. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1529141/clinton-reveals-how-blind-activist-chen-guangcheng-changed-tune-after-us
  7. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Push for 'Liu Xiaobo Street' gains traction as proposal sent to US Congress

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 02:40pm by AFP

    ... throughout China's prisons, I think it can play a significant role in pressuring China to release political prisoners and open up," he said. The decision by Mendelson to refer the issue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1536092/us-congress-asked-rename-washington-embassy-row-liu-xiaobo-street
  8. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Rising hate speech in Europe could breed violence, UN rights chief warns

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:51pm by NYT

    ... undermine Europe's fight against discrimination. "There is a road to perpetration of human rights violations. And hate speech, particularly by political leaders, is on that road," she ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1530303/rising-hate-speech-europe-could-breed-violence-un-rights-chief-warns
  9. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Hongkongers urged to be 'vigilant' on city’s eroding press freedom

    Posted May 28th 2014, 01:27pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... are." As the Basic Law ensured the continued application of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Hong Kong government had "an international law obligation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1520280/hongkongers-urged-be-vigilant-citys-eroding-press-freedom
  10. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Hundreds march on National Day in support of political prisoners

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Hundreds march in support of dissidents Hundreds of people marched yesterday to call for the immediate release of mainland political prisoners, saying that for them National Day is a day of shame. Protesters marched silently from Causeway Bay to government headquarters in Admiralty, each wearing a white card around their neck with a political ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1322327/hundreds-march-national-day-support-political-prisoners

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