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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. House arrest for dissident, but not at his home

    Posted Jan 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Prominent dissident Liu Xiaobo has been placed under a form of 'residential surveillance' away from his home, his lawyer, Mo Shaoping, said yesterday. Mr Liu's ... husband under residential surveillance. However, Mr Mo said the arrangement breached mainland law because a person subject to those conditions ought to be at home if he was a resident of the area ...

  4. Call to release dissident writer held 'illegally' for six months

    Posted Jun 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was shown a document when he was taken. It indicated he would be placed under 'residential surveillance', a legal measure where the suspect, yet to be arrested, is restricted from leaving ... and neither Mr Mo nor the family has received any documentation about the detention. 'If it is indeed residential surveillance, he should be able to remain in his own home, and he should have ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  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. Fujian killer admits plan to slaughter 30 students

    Posted Mar 27th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... while confirming details of the rampage, starting from the first child to the 13th. His account matched precisely with surveillance camera footage taken at the time. 'I still can't bring myself to finish watching that surveillance clip, even though it's only 55 seconds long,' one investigator told the paper. 'I'm not the only one. Actually, most ...

  9. Scores of rights activists rounded up or warned

    Posted Mar 09th 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... of Fan's detention. A handful of human rights lawyers have also been placed under heavy police surveillance. Li Fangping, Li Heping and Jiang Tianyong separately said several police officers had been manning their front doors around the clock since early last week. 'While they discuss law-making during the NPC, they're putting lawyers under surveillance,' Li Heping said. ...

  10. Star's dad filmed counting money

    Posted Nov 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Magdalen Chow The Housing Department's chief building services engineer was filmed counting wads of banknotes in his office by surveillance cameras on several occasions, a court heard ... Authority and Housing Department between April 1, 1999, and August 2, 2001. Edited footage from surveillance cameras was played in court yesterday showing Chan counting wads of banknotes on more ...




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