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  1. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    China rejects Uygur scholar’s appeal against life sentence

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 09:08am by AFP

    ... and that the scholar-- who has been kept in leg-irons for months-- had pronounced the verdict “unjust”. “He maintains that his behaviour has not endangered state security,” Liu said. “He is upholding his point ...

  2. News - Asia - HUMAN RIGHTS

    UN confronts North Korea over crimes against humanity

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 10:54am by AFP

    ... provisions urging the Security Council to refer Pyongyang to the Hague-based ICC were scrapped.   Defended by Cuba  Rushing to North Korea’s defence, Cuba last week presented an amendment-- ... by 48 countries including the United States, are hoping for a strong vote of support to push the Security Council into taking action against Pyongyang. “This resolution is about victims ...

  3. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang faces more charges as police hand case to prosecutors

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 03:08am by Verna Yu

    ... But Mo was unsure whether the charges were also linked to Pu's criticism of disgraced security tsar Zhou Yongkang last year, which led to Pu's microblog accounts being closed. Pu has ...

  4. News - Asia - HUMAN RIGHTS

    UN resolution calls for North Korea human rights probe

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 10:42pm by AP

    ... provisions scrapped, including one urging the Security Council to refer Pyongyang to the International Criminal Court. "We cannot ignore the suffering of the people in DPRK (North Korea)," ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Transgender marriage law vetoed by Legco

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:48am by Tony Cheung, Phila Siu

    ... Tony Cheung and Phila Siu Voting down of revisions to allow transgender marriage in line with court ruling sees security minister accused of failing to lobby for them Changes to marriage law vetoed by Legco The security minister came under fire from lawmakers yesterday for failing to lobby enough support before trying to push through law revisions in favour of transgender ...

  6. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    'He can't eat or talk': Gao Zhisheng's wife horrifed by state of his health after jail

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 08:38pm by AP

    ... by security agents. His wife said he can only eat soft baby food because he has lost several teeth and others are loose. She added that he could hardly speak when he communicated by telephone from her sister’s house in the city of Urumqi in far western Xinjiang province. State security agents were watching him inside the sister’s house, she said. “He didn’t respond and then the connection went ...

  7. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Chinese rights lawyer grilled by police over meetings with US envoy, ‘insults’ to officials

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 01:07pm by Reuters

    ... said Pu's lawyer, Zhang Sizhi. Locke left China in February. “They wanted to know what they talked about,” Zhang said in an interview. “Of course, the public security bureau knew about ...

  8. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Wife of freed rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng fears husband tortured

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 10:26pm by Verna Yu

    ... was taken away by security agents in February 2009, a month after his wife and children fled to the US. He re-emerged for a few weeks in the spring of 2010, but disappeared again. In December 2011, ...

  9. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Video: Dissidents beat Beijing security cordon to meet wife of jailed Liu Xiaobo

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... footage emerged yesterday of several dissidents breaking through a security cordon to reach the wife of jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, who is herself under house arrest. The four-minute video, ... she lives, according to activists who say her detention is illegal. A security official is shown asking leading dissident Hu Jia, who first came to prominence fighting for the rights ...

  10. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Tibetan writer placed under house arrest 'over dinner invite from John Kerry's delegation'

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 12:58pm by AP

    ... Woeser, who has been advocating Tibetans rights, said state security officers arrived at her Beijing home late last night, shortly after she and her husband Wang Lixiong returned from a trip. The state security officers refused to give a reason for the home detention, but Tsering Woeser said she believes it is related to a dinner invitation she received from the US Embassy, possibly ...




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