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  1. News - Hong Kong - RIGHTS

    Torture victims seeking asylum in Hong Kong for nine years to settle in Canada

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:02am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Africans who sought asylum in Hong Kong for nine years in vain are accepted by Ottawa within a year of lodging refugee applications Stymied torture pair head to Canada Two torture victims from Africa who have been seeking asylum in Hong Kong for the past nine years have been granted refugee status in Canada within a year of applying. The plight ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1547630/african-torture-victims-stymied-hong-kong-accepted-canada-refugees
  2. News - Hong Kong - REFUGEES

    Somali journalist seeking asylum records refugees' plight in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:11am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Somali asylum seeker documenting plight of refugees denied right to work Journalist fled torture for misery in HK When investigative journalist Maahir and his television crew went undercover into a refugee camp in East Africa to investigate allegations of soldiers raping women, it was the start of a nightmare he has yet to wake up from. After interviewing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1433483/somali-journalist-seeking-asylum-records-refugees-plight-hong-kong
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    All not lost for refugees seeking dignity through work in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 04:22am by TONY READ

    ... Tony Read Tony Read says more may seek permission despite disappointing ruling All is not lost for refugees seeking dignity through work The recent Court of Final Appeal judgment denying refugees and other claimants seeking protection a constitutional right to work beggars belief and common sense. The case concerned four individuals who have been accepted by the UN High ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1432515/all-not-lost-refugees-seeking-dignity-through-work-hong-kong
  4. News - Hong Kong - COURT

    Challenge to ban on refugees' right to work dismissed by top court

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 12:34pm by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Judgment against three refugees and a torture victim seeking jobs after four years in the city hits Hong Kong's reputation, warn campaigners No right to work for refugees: top court Hong Kong's top court yesterday unanimously dismissed a case brought by three refugees and a torture claimant seeking the right to work in the city. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1430189/challenge-ban-refugees-right-work-dismissed-top-court
  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Aleppo refugees tell horror stories of barrel bombs falling from the sky

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 05:17am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post in Kilis, Turkey Refugees tell terrifying stories of barrel bombs packed with explosives that are laying waste to whole neighbourhoods in a systematic pattern ... The sight of rescuers scraping human remains from the pavement outside her home prompted another of the refugees to leave. A grandmother, said she left simply because life had become unsustainable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1429115/aleppo-refugees-tell-horror-stories-barrel-bombs-falling-sky
  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    HK International School students learn the value of helping others

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 10:29am by Andrea Zavadszky

    ... emotive, like genocide. We get students involved off campus: we go to an orphanage in China, and do refugee-run simulations. We expose them to the sufferings of the world," Schmidt says. ... the "Elixir Project", which aims to bring about change in society, life altering. She chose to work with refugees, and couldn't stop smiling at the thought that she, at age 14, could change ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1564319/hk-international-school-students-learn-value-helping
  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Fury as 1,300 Rohingya refugees are sent back by Thailand

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Fury as 1,300 Rohingyare fugees are sent back Thailand has sent about 1,300 Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar, a top official said yesterday, dismaying ... and education. "The deportation of Rohingya is a blatant violation of international laws that prohibit sending back refugees and asylum seekers to a place where they can face danger ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1427314/fury-1300-rohingya-refugees-are-sent-back-thailand
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The painful politics of Gaza's sealed borders

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:05pm by ROBERT KARNIOL

    ... diplomat, Joel Lion, highlighted the field hospital set up by the Israeli army to treat injured Palestinian civilians. But a mass cross-border movement of war refugees, he said, was untenable due ... produce movement among non-combatants, some becoming internally displaced and others crossing adjacent borders as refugees. By some estimates, this round of fighting in Gaza has produced some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1567645/painful-politics-gazas-sealed-borders
  9. Lifestyle - Books - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Book review: The Slaughter, by Ethan Gutmann

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by David Wilson

    ... opera". Emaciated refugees from the Great Leap Forward also met scepticism when they yammered about cannibalism, he notes. Gutmann is a sophisticated observer with an impressive self-critical ... he interviewed just 15 Falun Gong refugees "who had experienced something inexplicable in a medical setting". If that number seems low, consider the difficulty of surviving ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1574190/book-review-slaughter-ethan-gutmann
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:50am by STAFF

    ... on decisions over the electoral method for the 2017 poll. Pan-democrats fear that a screening system will be put in place.   World celebrates international refugee day The United Nations draws attention to the plight of refugees today- World Refugee Day. In Hong Kong, the group Refugee Union marches from the Central ferry piers to the government complex at Tamar. The UNHCR in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1536399/talking-points

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