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  1. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Activist jailed 18 months for June 4 protest bid

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 04:09am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Jailed 18 months for June 4 protest bid A Jiangsu court has sentenced a man to 18 months in jail for applying to hold a protest on the anniversary ... for permission to stage a protest on its anniversary last year, his lawyer Liu Weiguo said. "This judgment violates the constitution," Liu said, adding that Gu, 36, would appeal against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1456366/activist-jailed-18-months-june-4-protest-bid
  2. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Beijing court upholds guilty verdict against rights lawyer Xu Zhiyong

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

    ... prevented Xu from exercising his lawful rights," Zhang said. Last July, Xu, 41, was accused of leading several small protests that called for the end of education inequality and for officials ...

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

    Door on freedom of prisoners 'may be closing'

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:51am by AFP

    ... sanctions in the wake of its June 4, 1989, bloody crackdown on democracy protests in Tiananmen Square. "Had China lost access to the American market in the early 1990s, it is doubtful ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1460612/door-freedom-prisoners-may-be-closing
  4. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Kim Jong-un lookalike joins rights protest

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 05:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... repatriation of North Korean defectors to face the brutality of the Pyongyang regime set out to protest- led by a most unlikely face. Members of NK Defectors Concern had hoped to attract between 10 and 20 people to their protest outside the North Korean consulate in Wan Chai but managed just five, despite hiring the world's first Kim Jong-un lookalike to lead them. Undeterred, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1381401/kim-jong-un-lookalike-joins-rights-protest
  5. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Activist believed to be detained after returning to mainland from Taiwan

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 10:59pm

    ... in Taipei in memory of the victims of the 1947 protests against KMT rule which were brutally put down, according to a Radio Free Asia report. Chen Kaipin told RFA that he spotted Su Tseng-chang, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1448092/activist-believed-be-detained-after-returning-mainland-taiwan
  6. 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
  7. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Refugees demand government better monitor food and housing they get

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 05:33am by Christy Choi

    ... and attempting to cover up a misuse of public funds. About 50 protesters gathered outside the department's offices yesterday, calling for an investigation into alleged collusion between the department and vendors and landlords providing what they say is substandard food and accommodation. The Refugee Union, which organised yesterday's protest, claimed the department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1438215/refugees-demand-government-better-monitor-food-and-housing-they-get
  8. 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 commemorate the 25th anniversary of the 1989 military crackdown, urging people to wear masks to protest at Beijing's bad air, and calling on fellow citizens to follow the example of Ukrainians ... as "provoking and stirring up trouble". Police also interrogated her over Hu's role in the protests in support of Xu. Hu said the police interrogation this week, together with another 24-hour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1435893/activist-hu-jia-accepts-he-faces-jail-again-after-latest-police
  9. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Tibetans protest at UN against China rights abuses

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 03:12pm by AFP

    ... as diplomats began gathering to examine China’s human rights record. At dawn, four protesters from the groups “Students for a Free Tibet” and the “Tibetan Youth Association in Europe” climbed up ... stand up for Tibet,” and shouted: “Free Tibet!” UN security acted swiftly to cut down the banner and arrest the protesters, but also to grab journalists’ press accreditation and usher them away ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1337216/tibetans-protest-un-against-china-rights-abuses
  10. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Liu Xia, wife of China’s jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, hospitalised

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 11:59am by Reuters

    ... States and the European Union have repeatedly urged China to let Liu Xia move freely again. Liu Xiaobo, a veteran dissident involved in the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests crushed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1431668/liu-xia-wife-chinas-jailed-nobel-laureate-liu-xiaobo-hospitalised

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