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  1. Protester sentenced to 're-education through labour', US human rights group says

    Posted Apr 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem A petitioner in Shandong has been sentenced to 21 months of 're-education through labour' for taking part in a peaceful demonstration, a rights group claims. Zhang ... 'Several others were also detained but released shortly afterwards. Zhang was the only person sentenced to [re-education through labour],' it said. Police twice searched the home that Zhang ...

  2. Call to release dissident writer held 'illegally' for six months

    Posted Jun 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of re-education through labour. Detention without trial is common on the mainland. Detainees range from political activists such as Liu, to common petitioners, mental patients and petty criminals who need 're-education'. Beijing-based rights lawyer Xie Yanyi recently asked the Ministry of Justice for information on the number of detainees, their classification and treatment under the system of re-education ...

  3. Professor sues firm over closure of his website

    Posted Apr 07th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... of the re-education-through-labour system, a form of imprisonment without trial. A staff member at the company's technical support department confirmed the contents of the e-mail on Sunday and said the company usually ... were mild, constructive and sensible. 'Actually, the posting on the re-education-through-labour system was more than 5 1/2 years old and widely circulated on the internet before ...

  4. Separation of powers will help cut abuse

    Posted Oct 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to re-education through labour. ...

  5. In times of political turmoil, children find inner strength

    Posted Sep 27th 2009, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... Li exerts his power. People are taken away to be re-educated, and food and other basics become scarce. At school, Ling is bullied and threatened on a daily basis, and eventually her father ... at the world through rose-tinted glasses. She doesn't understand why her comfortable life is suddenly disrupted when Comrade Li from the local Communist Party moves into the family apartment, ...

  6. Long-distance call

    Posted Sep 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be 're-educated'. While there, she married another youth undergoing the process, but he returned to the city. 'My two children and I were left in Tongan [on the outskirts of Xiamen] with the work ... and our children and our relatives in China. 'We have been through two difficult times; one [when we were] sent out as youths to the countryside, and the second as we struggled to survive ...

  7. Beijing defends human rights efforts

    Posted Feb 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the income and social status divide between urban and rural areas. Germany, Japan and Britain raised questions about re-education through labour, harassment of rights lawyers, lack of information ... has endeavoured to promote democracy, enhance democratic institutions ... seeks to guarantee judicial independence and the fair administration of justice through continued reforms ... ...

  8. Tiananmen movement a turning point

    Posted Dec 24th 2009, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... 1996. Upon his release, he continued writing essays critical of the government, and in October 1996 he was sentenced to three years in a re-education-through-labour camp on charges of spreading ...

  9. Guangzhou to set up protest zone for Games

    Posted Dec 10th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... sentences of re-education through labour, prompting an international outcry. They won a reprieve less than two weeks after the decision was delivered. The pair had applied for permits to demonstrate ...

  10. Talking disputes through is seen as saving time and money

    Posted Aug 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... mediation through a friend who was already an accredited mediator. 'Then I went to do my own research and I could see that while Hong Kong was still lagging behind, this would be a growing ...




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