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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Beijing and Washington trade accusations of human rights abuses

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 03:40am by Verna Yu

    ... of abuses China and the United States have accused each other of human rights abuses in an annual tit-for-tat exchange of criticism. In the China section of its annual Country Reports on Human ... members, to prevent public expression of independent opinions, it said. Officials also used new methods to censor the internet and targeted popular bloggers, it said. The report listed other abuses ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Report slams Hong Kong for 'narrow, fragmented laws' that fail to stop human trafficking

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:26am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... to fully comply with the minimum standards for [its] elimination," it says. The report comes as the trial of the employer accused of abusing domestic helper Erwiana Sulistyaningsih is set to resume. Public concern over the abuse of helpers has increased after claims that three Indonesian maids were abused by the same employer. Another helper alleges abuse by another employer. Report ...

  4. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Four rights lawyers detained after questioning Falun Gong detentions

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:02am by Verna Yu

    ... to 37 days in criminal detention, after which police can release them on bail or pass the case to prosecutors. Human rights lawyers say theyare concerned about the police's abuse ...

  5. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Spanish judge orders arrest of China's former president Jiang Zemin

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 09:39am by Agence France-Presse in Madrid

    ... of a case brought against them in Spain by human rights groups. “Jiang exercised supervisory authority over the people who directly committed abuses, which makes him responsible for acts of torture and other major abuses of human rights perpetrated by his subordinates against the people of Tibet,” Moreno wrote in his ruling. “He promoted and actively implemented policies whose objective ...

  6. News - Asia - HUMAN RIGHTS

    North Korea should face ICC over crimes against humanity, says UN probe

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:02pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva Leaked outline of report indicates it will make strongest action by international community to date against North Korean abuses North Korea’s leaders should ... tribunal. The United States welcomed the report, saying it “clearly and unequivocally documents the brutal reality” of North Korea’s abuses. But Pyongyang’s key ally China strongly opposed ...

  7. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    China pressuring Spain on human rights case, says Tibetan monk

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 10:28am by Agence France-Presse in Madrid

    ... jurisdiction”, which allows judges to try certain cases of human rights abuses committed in other countries, only to appease China. A Spanish judge on Monday sought international arrest warrants ...

  8. News - Asia - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Australia's asylum policy ‘draconian’, Human Rights Watch report says

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 02:07pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... claims or safe and humane conditions, criticisms Canberra dismissed as “quite overstated”. HRW said Australia had also been increasingly unwilling to publicly raise human rights abuses ...

  9. News - Asia - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Taliban threat after teenage activist Malala Yousafzai wins Sakharov prize

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Strasbourg Taliban threat after teenage activist Malala wins Sakharov prize Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai, the teenage activist nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, won the EU's prestigious Sakharov human rights prize yesterday, drawing a fresh threat of murder by the Taliban. To thunderous applause announcing the European Parliament ...

  10. News - Asia - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Despite being outlawed, Nepal's 'slave girl' trade still alive

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 06:47pm by AFP

    ... of the raids in Kathmandu, activists rescued a nervous teenager, Jayarani Tharu, who had worked as a kamlari for so long that she could not remember when she left home. Her employer, who runs ...




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