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  1. Right of abode despair

    Posted Jul 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A right of abode parent weeps during a protest outside the Central Government Offices in Central yesterday. About 400 people, mostly elderly with children born on the mainland, rallied in temperatures of more than 33 degrees Celsius. The right of abode parents urged Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to step in and help them to be reunited with their children, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/508734/right-abode-despair
  2. 51/2 years jail for last right-of-abode protester

    Posted Oct 06th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Li

    ... Jonathan Li The last member of a group of right-of-abode seekers has been jailed for 51/2 years for his role in the fiery protest in the Immigration Tower five years ago that killed two ... on the right of abode had been oppressive and discriminatory. In June, seven others involved in the violent protest were jailed for up to eight years after pleading guilty in a retrial to two counts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/519277/512-years-jail-last-right-abode-protester
  3. Hundreds of Fujianese refused entry

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Shenzhen and Felix Chan Rejections come amid rumours that mainlanders would be granted right of abode Hundreds of Fujianese visitors were turned away by Hong Kong immigration authorities yesterday amid rumours that the government would grant right of abode to mainlanders in celebration of the handover anniversary. At least 320 visitors from the mainland had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/506745/hundreds-fujianese-refused-entry
  4. Priest ends hunger strike, hoping it will be his last

    Posted Aug 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... strike also marked the sixth year since the reinterpretation of the Basic Law by the National People's Congress Standing Committee that denied abode rights to thousands of mainland-born children of Hong Kong residents. The Catholic priest said he believed his annual fast had an effect, given that seven right-of-abode seekers won reduced sentences in June for their roles ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/511066/priest-ends-hunger-strike-hoping-it-will-be-his-last
  5. Political pressure denied by police

    Posted Jun 30th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... a rumour that mainlanders seeking right of abode in Hong Kong would be given an amnesty if they took part in the July 1 pro-democracy march. A Security Bureau spokesman said any people not eligible ... shout any slogans as long as they did not involve criminal intimidation. But the Civil Human Rights Front, which organises the annual march to fight for the introduction of universal suffrage, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/506565/political-pressure-denied-police
  6. Six have already served their time

    Posted Oct 06th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Li

    ... Jonathan Li A tragic chapter in the right of abode saga has closed with the sentencing of the last member of a group of abode seekers whose protest in Immigration Tower five years ago left two dead and scores injured. After yesterday's sentencing, a total of eight abode seekers have been jailed for up to eight years for their role in the arson attack at the Immigration ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/519177/six-have-already-served-their-time
  7. Freedom near for 7 retried over deadly Immigration Tower blaze

    Posted Jun 18th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Seven men won sharply reduced sentences for their roles in 2000's fiery right-of-abode protest at Immigration Tower which left two people dead, after pleading guilty ... the men had faced charges over the August 2, 2000, protest that took the lives of senior immigration officer Leung Kam-kwong and right-of-abode seeker Lam Siu-sing. In October the Court of Final ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/504899/freedom-near-7-retried-over-deadly-immigration-tower-blaze
  8. Six men involved in tragic saga have already served their time

    Posted Oct 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A tragic chapter in the right of abode saga has closed with the sentencing of the last member of a group of abode seekers whose violent protest in the Immigration Tower five years ago left two dead and scores injured. After yesterday's sentencing, a total of eight abode seekers have been jailed for up to eight years for their role in the arson attack at the Immigration ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/519274/six-men-involved-tragic-saga-have-already-served-their-time
  9. Identify yourself

    Posted Oct 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but they feel perturbed about their identity over the issue of political rights, with those identifying themselves as more Chinese than Hongkongese being more conservative. In his memoir, Xu Jiatun, ... in terms of civil rights,' he said. 'By then, there will be no more 'we and they' distinctions. Whether in terms of system, rights and culture, the mentality [of mainlanders ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/518503/identify-yourself
  10. A vital separation of powers

    Posted Sep 08th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... But the Standing Committee has the final right to interpret the Basic Law and all other laws in China. Hong Kong is fortunate to have a judiciary that, eight years after Beijing's resumption ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/515271/vital-separation-powers

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