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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 ...

  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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Pepper spray: safeguard of public order or instrument of torture?

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 02:15am by Bryan Harris, Jennifer Ngo

    ... Bryan Harris and Jennifer Ngo Safeguard or torture? It is banned as a weapon of war, and carrying it on the streets of Hong Kong is illegal for those not in uniform, so ... night, saying it was used to "guard the safety of people at the scene". By contrast, Amnesty International says the use of the weapon is tantamount to torture. Under the 1926 Geneva ...

  4. News - World - UZBEKISTAN

    Report slams regime in Uzbekistan for political persecution and torture

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 10:53pm by GDN

    ... and subject to torture and ill-treatment, Human Rights Watch said in a landmark new report on one of the world's most repressive and secretive regimes. The government of President Islam Karimov ... obtained court documents, paints a bleak picture. According to Human Rights Watch, at least 29 of the 34 prisoners have made credible allegations of torture or ill-treatment. Several complain ...

  5. News - China - SECURITY

    Spiked batons, neck-chains and shock shields: Report slams China's 'tools of torture' trade

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 07:00am by Patrick Boehler

    ... production and exports of what it calls "tools of torture".  “Increasing numbers of Chinese companies are profiting from the trade in tools of torture and repression, fuelling human rights ... one of the leading countries in the type of equipment that we have called tools of torture. There are other countries, including South Korea, Russia, South Africa, but China seems to produce ...

  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia to prohibit secret service torture of terrorism suspects

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 12:47pm by Associated Press in Canberra

    ... Associated Press in Canberra Torture of terrorism suspects will be specifically prohibited under Australian law after the opposition and other critics complained that officers should not be protected from legal liability The Australian government has bent to public pressure by proposing a specific prohibition on secret service officers torturing suspected terrorists. The government had ...

  7. News - China

    Lawsuit filed on behalf of man who was tortured to death by police

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:00pm by He Huifeng

    ... were some of the gruesome details revealed in a lawsuit filed on behalf of a man who died after being tortured for “refusing to confess” during an interrogation by local police in Harbin, ... sentenced to between 12 and 30 months in prison for torturing seven criminal suspects, including the one who died, last year in six separate cases. The details of the fatal torture, revealed ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    'Inhuman' torture of helper beaten with bicycle chain slammed by Hong Kong judge

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:23am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Couple's sentence and conviction upheld to reflect city's abhorrence of their cruel acts 'Inhuman' torture of helper slammed by appeal judge Hong Kong will not tolerate the type of "inhuman" torture an Indonesian domestic helper suffered at the hands of her employers, who beat her with bicycle chains and hot irons, ...

  9. News - Asia - NEPAL

    'Kathmandu' book by Thomas Bell accuses Britain of aiding torture

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:23am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kathmandu British MI6 accused of aiding torture British authorities funded a four-year-long intelligence operation in Nepal that led to Maoist rebels being arrested, tortured and killed during the country's civil war, according to the author of a book on Kathmandu. Launched in 2002, Operation Mustang targeted Maoist guerrillas and saw British ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong couple jailed for torturing Indonesian helper fail in appeal bid

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:41pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Couple convicted of torturing domestic helper will serve out their sentences, judges rule Appeals fail in helper abuse case A couple who were jailed for torturing their Indonesian domestic helper with bicycle chains and hot irons over two years lost their appeals yesterday against their convictions and sentencing. The High Court ruling means Tai ...




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