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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Chinese rights lawyer grilled by police over meetings with US envoy, ‘insults’ to officials

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 01:07pm by Reuters

    ... home to commemorate the bloody suppression of pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square in 1989. The new details of the police interrogation will add to evidence that the case against Pu ...

  4. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Chinese-Australian artist to be deported after detention in Beijing

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 11:35am

    ... in Beijing before the 25th anniversary of the June 4 Tiananmen Square crackdown will be deported after 15 days in custody, Australia said on Friday. Guo Jian, a former protester in the 1989 ... protests at the time and witnessed the military crackdown that began on the night of June 3 that year. Discussions of the protest and its military suppression are taboo in China, and authorities ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    We want to work, say asylum seekers

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

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Protesters gather at ferry pier then march to Legco over living conditions as UNHCR reveals 51 million people have been displaced this year We want to work, say asylum seekers Asylum seekers rallied at the Star Ferry pier in Central yesterday, protesting over their poor living conditions and asking for the right to work. The protest came ...

  6. 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, ...

  7. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Australia seeks release of Chinese-born artist held in Beijing

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 11:23am by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... of the military clampdown on the student protest in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, adding it would try to persuade China to release him if he is being held. Guo Jian, a former protester in China’s 1989 ... into the 1989 student protests and witnessed the military crackdown that began on the night of June 3, 1989. “I didn’t believe it, even though I had been a soldier,” Guo was quoted as saying ...

  8. 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

    ... to the top of the ruling party. State-enforced travel spiked this year ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown- where the army killed hundreds of protesters- on June 4. ...

  9. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Chinese-Australian artist detained 'over interview about his Tiananmen artwork'

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 05:07pm by AFP

    ... a former Tiananmen Square protester, was taken away last night from his home in Songzhuang, an art colony on the eastern fringe of Beijing, the Sydney Morning Herald said. The 52-year-old ... protesters in Tiananmen Square, during which hundreds of people were killed – by some estimates, more than 1,000. China censors any mention of the crackdown and has ramped up already strict controls ...

  10. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Lawyer denied bail after detention ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 12:46pm by AP

    ... of the best-known lawyers in the country who has represented dissidents such as artist Ai Weiwei and led public campaigns for the abolition of labour camps. Discussions of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests ...




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