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  1. first person

    Posted Apr 07th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... As told to Simon Parry Philip Wong Wing-hong, 30, marine mammal supervisor at Ocean Park, helped care for Siu Tik, a rare rough-toothed dolphin that died last month despite the efforts of Mr Wong and his colleagues. Losing Siu Tik was like losing a friend ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/495600/first-person
  2. Torture victim's new torment: HK's high costs

    Posted Jun 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn A Nepali torture victim fled to Hong Kong after learning that the human rights situation was favourable and the government was helpful. But he didn't realise just how much ... beaten and told to close his small business by 'terrorist' gangs because he had spoken out against them. The Nepalese man is one of millions of torture victims in Asia, where the abuse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/505709/torture-victims-new-torment-hks-high-costs
  3. Alleged torture victims are prosecuted

    Posted Sep 07th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani An African family is charged with overstaying A family of alleged torture victims from Cameroon has been charged with overstaying in Hong Kong even though their claims ... wife were charged with breaching their conditions of stay. The couple, who have two young sons, have been in Hong Kong since January last year seeking asylum over claims they were tortured ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/515243/alleged-torture-victims-are-prosecuted
  4. World must remain steadfast on torture ban

    Posted Dec 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the global ban on torture. It is 57 years to this day since the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, including a ban on torture that has since been given the force of international law in the UN Convention Against Torture, the European Convention on Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Sadly, torture and other forms of inhuman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/528678
  5. Torture claimant cannot be detained, court told

    Posted Oct 25th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani The director of immigration does not have the power to detain torture claimants seeking asylum while their claims are pending, a judicial review in the High Court heard yesterday. The applicant in the case is an alleged member of the Tamil Tigers, an armed separatist group in Sri Lanka. He claims he has been repeatedly arrested, detained and tortured by police ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/521976
  6. Law needed on torture claimants, court hears

    Posted Oct 26th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Hong Kong needs to enact legislation setting out how the government may handle torture claimants awaiting the determination of their claims to asylum, a court heard yesterday. Philip Dykes SC, representing 'V', a Tamil Tiger who was allegedly tortured in Sri Lanka and is now on recognisance in Hong Kong pending screening by the director of immigration, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/522168
  7. Torture still widespread, says UN envoy

    Posted Dec 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Fact-finding trip finds prisoner abuse is not systematic but difficult to quantify The use of torture and coercive labour camps are still widespread on the mainland, a top UN human rights envoy concluded after a historic two-week trip to prisons, detention centres and rights activists. Manfred Nowak, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/527640
  8. Priest crusades for victims of torture and oppression

    Posted Nov 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... two policemen struggling with a young man on the pavement. The Catholic priest leaned on the railing and stared: five years of campaigning against police torture of prisoners in his country ... As the convener of a coalition of six Sri Lankan groups known as People Against Torture, yesterday he helped the Asian Human Rights Commission and its sister organisation, the Asian Legal Resource Centre, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/523291
  9. Torture chief too busy for Shandong

    Posted Nov 25th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Claims of Falun Gong abuse won't be investigated The UN special rapporteur on torture yesterday said he was unable to visit Shandong province to investigate claims of torture against Falun Gong practitioners during his China tour because of time constraints. Speaking from Beijing last night, Manfred Nowak said he cancelled yesterday's trip to Jinan, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/526457
  10. Three held for abduction, rape and torture of teens

    Posted Sep 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping, rape and torture of two teenagers in Shenzhen last month. The victims, who worked as prostitutes using a hair salon as a cover, were held as sex slaves last month. They were taken to a rented house and held hostage for as long as 11 days. During that period, their kidnappers shaved their heads, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/514522/three-held-abduction-rape-and-torture-teens

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