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  1. News - China Insider - COURTS

    Retrial may start for man wrongly executed for murder, rape

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 09:02pm by Chen Yifei

    ... been executed for crimes they did not commit. Another notable case was that of Nie Shubin, a young man from Hebei, who was sentenced to death for the murder and rape a year earlier than ... Chen Yifei yifei.chen@scmp.com A court in China’s Inner Mongolia may start a retrial for a 19 year-old man who was wrongly executed 18 years ago for murder and rape, according to newspaper ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Legislation on sex crimes must be updated

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 05:15am by STAFF

    ... Update legislation on sex crimes A fall in the number of reported rape cases in the six months to June to 22, from 59 and 60 in the same periods of the previous two years, would normally ... or identified and stigmatised, and worry about having to explain their story to a police officer. There is no question statistics on sexual assault can be misleading in indicating trends if many cases ...

  3. Lifestyle

    The 99-year-old who can't afford to eat... and why red tape is forcing Hongkongers to go hungry

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 11:19am by Elaine Yau

    ... of Oxfam. All recipients are entitled to just eight weeks of food assistance. These cases may be reviewed again after six months and if they pass muster, they may receive another eight weeks of help. In most cases, there's no more assistance after that. I seldom get to eat meat as it is expensive. Fruit is also out of the question Wong Hang, food recipient NGOs understand ...

  4. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Sakharov human rights award for 'Dr Miracle' leading Congo's war on mass rape

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 08:40pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kinshasa Sakharov Prize awarded to gynaecologist who has treated tens of thousands of victims 'Dr Miracle' in Congo's war on rape Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege, who has won this year's Sakharov human rights prize, has been dubbed "Doctor Miracle" for helping tens of thousands of gang rape victims in the Congo. Mass rape has ...

  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai television soaps under fire for plotlines depicting rape as romantic

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 05:20pm by AP

    ... or sexual assault. But police that year filed only 3,300 rape cases, and made just 2,245 arrests. Even the hotline number is believed to be far lower than the actual number of assaults ... Associated Press in Bangkok Thai TV soaps blasted for romanticising rape In a famous scene from Thailand’s award-winning soap opera The Power of Shadows, the handsome protagonist gets ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books

    'Digital story' takes reader to heart of rape victim's ordeal

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 10:52pm by Victoria Burrows

    ... 2012, rape case on page four, the words "heard that one before" are hyperlinked to a small reference box that tells the reader about that case. This is a much more pleasing experience ... Victoria Burrows 'Digital story' takes reader to heart of rape victim's ordeal As the words taunt, "You're not looking at the pictures of the car. Did you really ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Modi broke taboo on women's rights in India; now action must follow

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 06:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Time India acted on women's rights New Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi won praise after his first independence day speech in August for not shying away from awkward social issues. One of them was women's rights, prompted by national shame over a tide of rape cases, lack of secure and hygienic sanitation, and the widespread practice of aborting female ...

  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    Seven of 21 new Indian ministers have been charged with crimes

    Posted Nov 11th 2014, 10:46pm by Reuters

    ... such as rape and rioting. But Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said any suggestions there were criminals in the cabinet were "completely baseless". "These are cases arising out of criminal accusations, not cases out of a crime," Jaitley said, adding that Modi had personally vetted the new ministers. Ram Shankar Katheria was appointed junior education minister yet has been accused ...

  9. News - China - CRIME

    Chinese man accused of raping another man walks free due to loophole in criminal law

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 04:26pm by WU NAN

    ... male rape cases are less reported on. It is social taboo on the mainland to discuss same-sex relationships, let alone male rape. In May 2010, a 42-year-old male security guard sexually abused ... and raping another man has been released with nothing but a slap on the wrist, which experts said exposed the need for Chinese law to recognise male rape, mainland reports said on Thursday. According ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Hongkongers abroad play a key role in Occupy movement

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 03:49am by FLORENCE LEE

    ... of onlookers they garner. In Occupy's case, Hongkongers living broad, for example, constitute a watchful "public gaze", legitimising the resister's position through the act ... Florence Lee Florence Lee says non-violent campaigns succeed with onlookers' backing Hongkongers abroad play a key role in Occupy movement Studying abroad, and not being physically ...




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