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  1. News - China - JUSTICE

    China's Supreme People's Court calls for end to torture in new guidelines

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 04:29am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Top court guidelines call for an end to torture The mainland's top court has issued guidelines that appear to signal its resolve to boost transparency and ensure fair use of judicial authority. The Supreme People's Court said in the guidelines issued yesterday that the practice of using torture to extract evidence must be eliminated and cases ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1362330/chinas-supreme-peoples-court-calls-end-torture-new-guidelines
  2. To the letter

    Posted Jan 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... First came the realisation W is M upside down. Then the penny dropped that both letters could be used to create a wacky magazine rack. The acrylic Wag rack (HK$350), by Catherine Mui for Goodss (www.e-goodss.com), can be squeezed and stretched to fit publ ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/579016/letter
  3. News - World

    Terror suspects tortured at CIA 'black site' in Poland win payouts from European court

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:38pm by Reuters

    ... Associated Press in Warsaw Poland must pay terror suspects tortured by CIA Europe's top human rights court has ruled that Poland violated the European Convention on Human Rights by allowing the CIA to imprison and torture two alleged terrorists on Polish soil. The court in Strasbourg, France, said that Poland failed to stop the "torture and inhuman or degrading ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1558440/terror-suspects-tortured-cia-black-site-poland-win-payouts-european-court
  4. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Libyan torture victim seeks to overturn British court ruling

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:02pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Libya victim fights UK torture ruling A former Libyan Islamist commander who says he suffered years of torture by Muammar Gaddafi's henchmen after British and US ... is unsuccessful, it will effectively prevent any litigation against the British government in similar torture or rendition cases. British ministers have repeatedly denied any knowledge of sending anyone ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557030/libyan-torture-victim-seeks-overturn-british-court-ruling
  5. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Negotiations with Libyan put on CIA torture flight in Hong Kong 'stalled'

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 05:21am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Lawyer for Libyan put on CIA flight from Chek Lap Kok and tortured says family is making no progress in bid for redress from Hong Kong Talks with rendition ... that saw suspects kidnapped and tortured in secret jails. In June 2012, the legal team for Sami al-Saadi- a Libyan dissident who the CIA regarded as a suspected terrorist- and his family wrote ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553006/negotiations-libyan-put-cia-torture-flight-hong-kong-stalled
  6. News - World - UKRAINE

    Human rights group sees growing proof of abductions, torture in Ukraine

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 10:13am by Reuters in Berlin

    ... Reuters in Berlin Amnesty International reports details of abductions, torture and beatings carried out by both pro-Russian rebels and forces loyal to Kiev during ongoing conflict Armed separatist groups and pro-Kiev forces have abducted, beaten and tortured activists, protesters and journalists in eastern Ukraine over the last three months, Amnesty International said in a report ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1551764/human-rights-group-sees-growing-proof-abductions-torture-ukraine
  7. News - Hong Kong - RIGHTS

    Torture victims seeking asylum in Hong Kong for nine years to settle in Canada

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:02am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Africans who sought asylum in Hong Kong for nine years in vain are accepted by Ottawa within a year of lodging refugee applications Stymied torture pair head to Canada Two torture victims from Africa who have been seeking asylum in Hong Kong for the past nine years have been granted refugee status in Canada within a year of applying. The plight ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1547630/african-torture-victims-stymied-hong-kong-accepted-canada-refugees
  8. News - Hong Kong - IMMIGRATION

    New review ordered for torture claimant for lack of oral hearing

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 02:39am by Julie Chu and Stuart Lau

    ... Julie Chu and Stuart Lau New review ordered for torture claimant A Sri Lankan torture claimant has been given another chance to have his application reviewed after Court of Appeal judges ... Daly said it would put a halt to the trend where a large number of cases were dismissed by adjudicators without an oral hearing. In the ruling, Cheung said torture claims required high ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541188/new-review-ordered-torture-claimant-lack-oral-hearing
  9. News - World - EGYPT

    400 ‘disappeared’ tortured in secret Egyptian military prison

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 09:55pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian 400 'disappeared' tortured in secret military prison Hundreds of "disappeared" Egyptians are being tortured and held beyond judicial oversight in a secret ... prison blindfolded and forcibly disappeared. Up to 400 are still being tortured and held beyond judicial oversight in a wide-scale crackdown that Amnesty and Human Rights Watch have jointly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539127/400-disappeared-tortured-secret-egyptian-military-prison
  10. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    US soldier Bowe Bergdahl says he was tortured by Taliban captors

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 06:08pm by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Paris Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl has told people treating him at a US military medical facility in Germany that he was tortured, beaten and held in a cage by his Taliban captors in Afghanistan after he tried to escape, a senior US official said on Sunday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to discuss what Bergdahl has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1528036/us-soldier-bowe-bergdahl-says-he-was-tortured-taliban-captors

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