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  1. Dissidents flee the capital to escape constant surveillance

    Posted Oct 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... surveillance. Dissidents said police began to step up scrutiny on September 15 as officers were sent to trail them around the clock. Unlike previous sensitive dates, such as the anniversary ...

  2. Criminal-law changes disappoint

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... family members when a citizen is detained, arrested or put under residential surveillance at a location other than that person's normal residence. The first draft stated that police had ... such exceptions effectively legalise 'secret detentions', as a person can be held for up to 37 days, or up to six months in the case of residential surveillance, or for a period after arrest ...

  3. Citizens are still a long way from enjoying true justice

    Posted Jan 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... surveillance for up to six months, to search a person's property and seize it, and use investigative methods like wiretapping. All these powers are exercised by courts in many other jurisdictions. ... or not a suspect can meet defence lawyers. In state security and terrorism cases, police officers can conceal a suspect's detention or residential surveillance at a particular location from his or her ...

  4. Accused blackmailer was 'good family man'

    Posted Mar 10th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and November that year, prosecutors say. Police officers who had Chan under surveillance saw him talking on a mobile phone at the same time as the second call was made to the residence. After Chan ...

  5. Blind activist released but under guard

    Posted Sep 10th 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Chen Guangfu said the family had been under heavy surveillance during the past week. Last week, authorities began installing cameras outside the couple's home and at street corners ... of a life-long sentence of police surveillance and harassment,' said Sophie Richardson, acting Asia director of New York-based Human Rights Watch. The group said recently released convicts were ...

  6. Caught in Chinese tug of war

    Posted Feb 13th 2011, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... surveillance on eight locations, all in upmarket neighbourhoods. Investigators from Beijing also arrived to brief Bacani and his men, informing them that the suspects were part of a large ring ... Chinese retirees,' Bacani said. At one of the locations under surveillance, the bureau's team noted a silver Ford Expedition. 'It was found to be registered under the name of Wei ...

  7. Blind activist to be released from prison

    Posted Sep 08th 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... slapped under house arrest when their prison sentences ended. 'It is possible that this might happen to him,' Yuan said. Last week, authorities began installing surveillance cameras outside her home and at street corners in the vicinity. She heard that police were to step up surveillance on her once her husband was released- her house is already guarded by six security men, ...

  8. Kwok blackmailers get 10-year jail sentences

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... in the abduction. Police at first were not sure who the blackmailers were, the person said. They put about a dozen suspects under surveillance because of their close ties with gangster Cheung Tze-keung, ...

  9. Former officer gives police the runaround

    Posted Nov 19th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... and skill. Now he is using those talents for a very different purpose, to become a big thorn in the side of the Guangzhou authorities. Chen came under heavy police surveillance last month, ... and monitored, and all his ideas work. Now we are all anti-surveillance experts.' Besides his anti-surveillance skills, Chen also provides free legal aid to vulnerable groups fighting ...

  10. Ningxia police sacked for arresting whistle-blower

    Posted Dec 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... day. The news might never have come to light had Wang's father not escaped the surveillance of Wuzhong police and gone to Beijing to petition. Mainlanders are enraged by the privileges ...




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