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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    200 'Turkish refugees' rescued from Thai slave camp turn out to be Uygurs

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 04:00pm by Reuters and Chutima Sidasathian and Alan Morison

    ... been several serious incidents in Cambodia, Malaysia and Thailand where China has used its influence to demand Uygur refugees and asylum seekers be returned against their will to China." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1448589/200-suspected-uygurs-rescued-thai-trafficking-camp-may-face-deportation
  2. News - Hong Kong - ANALYSIS

    Controversy over Hong Kong's asylum seekers harks back to Vietnam

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:50am by Christy Choi

    ... a decade, local NGOs and lawyers aiding the city's refugee community have been calling for a revamp of the system that decides whether refugees stay or go. It appeared they were making progress when, this March, the Hong Kong government was forced to take on the responsibility from the UN's refugee agency UNHCR. Yet almost three months on, amid controversy over the rollout ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1516648/controversy-over-hong-kongs-asylum-seekers-harks-back-vietnam
  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    Scotland Yard could probe claim Bahraini prince tortured prisoners

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 04:17am by Reuters

    ... in Bahrain during a pro-democracy uprising there in 2011. FF, who says he was tortured, was granted refugee status and now lives in Britain. He was challenging a 2012 ruling by Britain's Crown ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1611786/scotland-yard-could-probe-claim-bahraini-prince-tortured-prisoners
  4. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Refugees demand government better monitor food and housing they get

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 05:33am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Refugees urge officials to monitor aid they get Refugees say the Social Welfare Department is failing in its duty to protect asylum seekers ... the department and vendors and landlords providing what they say is substandard food and accommodation. The Refugee Union, which organised yesterday's protest, claimed the department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1438215/refugees-demand-government-better-monitor-food-and-housing-they-get
  5. Business - Companies

    Occupy movement creates marketing nightmare for luxury brands

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:05am by Peter Guy

    ... of their elders' Hong Kong refugee legacy, they want what they deserve. And they want it now- at internet, social media speed. Occupy's yellow umbrella is the symbol used to galvanise people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1619991/occupy-movement-creates-marketing-nightmare-luxury-brands
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. News - World - ZIMBABWE

    Sanctions on Zimbabwe hitting my dairy business: 'Gucci Grace' Mugabe

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 10:24pm by AFP

    ... as economic refugees. But the first lady defended the controversial land reforms, saying: "We are just taking our property that was stolen from us by thieves." Recently nominated to lead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1613060/sanctions-zimbabwe-hitting-my-dairy-business-gucci-grace-mugabe

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