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  1. A costly fling

    Posted Aug 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok People arrested on the mainland for visiting prostitutes face a maximum penalty of a 5,000 yuan fine or six months' re-education through labour. Liu Heng, dean of Sun Yat-sen University's department of law, said all offenders were treated the same way. Under mainland laws the Public Security Bureau can order criminals to undergo re-education through labour ...

  2. Democrat's punishment unusual, says scholar

    Posted Aug 21st 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee, Nailene Chou

    ... a statement of repentance and re-education through labour. Though the law did not specify the period of re-education, according to a 1991 National People's Congress Standing Committee ruling outlawing prostitution, those caught with prostitutes could be sentenced to six months' to two years' re-education through labour, he said. The researcher said: 'The most common ...

  3. Doubts on labour camp law revamp

    Posted Mar 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Rights groups are uncertain if it will help political and religious dissidents China's move to reform the controversial re-education through labour, or laojiao, system ... might only apply to minor offenders. 'But the re-education through labour system covers a lot of political prisoners,' he said. 'It remains to be seen how this [new rule] ...

  4. Inmate's death prompts calls for revamp of 'reform-through-labour' system

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Pressure is growing for the central government to overhaul its 'reform-through-labour' system, following the violent death of an inmate at a labour re-education camp in Liaoning ... University recommended that courts be set up to deal with minor offences so that law-enforcement agencies would have to follow legal procedures in sending offenders to labour re-education centres. ...

  5. Doctors' exams

    Posted Nov 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Many doctors have complained about a proposed mandatory re-education scheme every three years, in which those who fail will be barred from practice. Is this fair or unfair to doctors? Share your views: write to us. ...

  6. Olympics may be used 'as a pretext' to abuse human rights, warns Amnesty International

    Posted Apr 30th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... to reform the system, is 're-education through labour'. The report highlights the case of Falun Gong practitioner Bu Dongwei, who it says is doing forced packing work at the Tuanhe correctional labour facility in Beijing. Mr Bu, a former employee with a US aid organisation, was assigned 21/2 years' of re-education through labour last summer after a police raid on his home ...

  7. Rights group says detainee tied, beaten

    Posted Oct 07th 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai A Shanghai woman who violated the one-child policy has been mistreated in detention after being sentenced for a series of protests, a US human rights group said yesterday. Shanghai authorities sentenced Mao Hengfeng to 18 months of re-education through labour in April after she tried to petition the government, Human Rights in China said. It alleged she had ...

  8. Games petitioners 'face punishment'

    Posted Jun 26th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... 're-education through labour' on the third, he claimed. Protesters often seek to take their grievances directly to the central government in Beijing because of indifference or interference ...

  9. Addicts dyeing to give up the habit

    Posted Jun 26th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... rehabilitation programmes in the past seven years, including twice being sent to labour re-education facilities- the most severe form of forced rehabilitation. He said peer pressure and the easy ... addicts in re-education facilities: 580,000 Deaths caused by drug use in 2004: 33,975 Sources: Xinhua/Yunnan government ...

  10. Activists say they no longer expect much help from abroad

    Posted May 27th 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... the site. 'I can't see any impact [of the dialogue] at all,' said Ma, who was twice subjected to detention for 're-education through labour' and once locked up in a mental ... very detailed calculations about how far it can go,' he said. 'It has seen through the hypocrisy of the foreign governments... so the Chinese government has no problem pushing back, ...




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