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  1. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Gao Zhisheng's wife wants him to seek treatment in US after 'horrific torture' in Chinese jail

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 12:34pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Wife pleads with China to let her 'underfed and psychologically abused' husband travel to America to seek medical help and be with his family Chinese rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng suffered malnutrition and psychological abuse in prison, his wife said as she called for Beijing to let him seek treatment in the United States. Gao, who has ...

  2. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    China continues rights abuses despite ditching labour camps, says Amnesty

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 04:55pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing China is increasingly using extra-judicial “black jails” and drug rehabilitation centres to punish people who would formerly have been sent to forced labour camps, ... said Corinna-Barbara Francis, Amnesty’s China researcher. The abuses and torture are continuing, just in a different way Corinna-Barbara Francis “The abuses and torture are continuing, just ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Woman accused of abusing Indonesian helper Erwiana pleads ‘not guilty’ to all charges

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 01:43pm by LO WEI, AFP

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com and Agence France-Presse Law Wan-tung denies all charges- totalling 20 counts- including grievous bodily harm and failure to pay wages The allegedly abusive former employer of an Indonesian helper has denied all 20 charges against her for abusing her three maids and breaching labour laws- in a case that sparked international concern. Law Wan-tung, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Ensure fair trial for GSK probe pair, Foreign Correspondents' Club urges Beijing

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:06am by Christy Choi

    ... China Central Television, saying he and his wife "deeply regret" breaking any laws. He added he would not have worked with the drug manufacturer had the company informed him about ...

  5. News - China Insider - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Woman finds an SOS note in her trousers from a 'Chinese prisoner'

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 07:20pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... contracts when they discover abuses. The [British] government should now amend its Modern Day Slavery Bill to require companies to keep their supply chains free of such abuses.” In a June 25 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    US human trafficking report misleading, says Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by DANNY LEE

    ... as an example of the dangers suffered by domestic workers. Erwiana's employer has pleaded not guilty to 20 charges of labour violations and abuse of Erwiana and two other maids. The report said ... Eman Villanueva, of the Asian Migrants Coordinating Body, welcomed the report. "This time the report has focused on the abuses and this time it shows the problem persists, and in my view, ...

  7. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Forced to go five-star: How China sends dissidents on all-expenses paid trips to keep them quiet

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 11:44am by Agence France-Presse

    ... meal.” China’s ruling Communist party keeps a tight grip on power, frequently detaining those who speak out against government abuses. Over the last decade domestic security spending has soared, ... and eat well,” he added. When Chinese citizens travel to Beijing seeking redress from higher authorities for local government abuses they risk detention in makeshift “black jails”, where ...

  8. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    UN chides Iran over juvenile executions

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:15am by Reuters

    ... offenders is clearly prohibited by international human rights law," said Pillay, a former judge. Jannat Mir, a 17-year-old Afghan, was hanged in April in Isfahan prison in Iran for drug ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    We want to work, say asylum seekers

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 03:10am by Christy Choi

    ... "If you keep silent you're an easy target for abuse," said Vincent Kolo, an activist with NGO Socialist Action. "It used to be easier to malign refugees, but now people ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Imprisoned and beaten: Second helper tells of escape from violent Hong Kong employer

    Posted May 08th 2014, 06:00pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... of escape from violence Another domestic helper has come forward claiming she was verbally and physically abused by her female employer for nine months. Following the alleged abuse case ... Workers Committee, she said: “I was shouted at, called stupid and abused verbally.” Wiping tears from her face, the 37-year-old widow said she was constantly beaten with a wooden stick, slapped, ...




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