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  1. 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 ...

  2. America's tortured soul stands on trial

    Posted Dec 20th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... This is when the men and women of conscience stand out. Consider the controversy about torture that is bedevilling America. It may be hard to believe, but only one serious presidential candidate has so far been outspoken about the need for the US never to use torture. At a time when potential leaders ought to be standing up, by and large they are falling all over themselves in an attempt ...

  3. Torture claimants' challenge dismissed

    Posted Jun 16th 2007, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... tortured in their home countries are being processed. Lawyers for four torture claimants had challenged the Immigration Department's right to detain the men unless their removal from Hong Kong was imminent which, they argued, could not be done while the torture claims were being investigated - a procedure that can take months or even years. All the applicants had already been released ...

  4. iPond 'torture box' removed from sale by Australian chain

    Posted Dec 17th 2007, 12:00am by Billy Adams

    ... through a speaker attached to a brick-shaped 650ml tank - as a fish 'torture box'. Pet shop employees said customers had hurled abuse at them following reports in Australian newspapers ... if [the fish] does live, it's not a life worth living,' Animal Liberation Victoria spokesman Noah Mark told The Sunday Age. 'It's really just a torture box.' Pets ...

  5. Former torturer pensive and polite for hearing

    Posted Nov 21st 2007, 12:00am by Anne Hyland

    ... at the prison S-21 were tortured and forced to confess to crimes - mainly being CIA spies. The court heard how men, women and children were tortured under Duch's watch. Some were kept in pits ... The blood was used at nearby hospitals. 'Many people were brutally tortured and killed. They were killed with electric shocks, their fingernails were pulled off and they were beaten,' ...

  6. Court rejects torturers' appeal

    Posted Jun 10th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... The Guangdong Provincial Supreme Court has rejected appeals from two police officers in Huazhou , one jailed for life and the other for two years, for obtaining a confession by torture, Xinhua reported yesterday. It said nearly 40 other officers at Huazhou police bureau also received internal punishment for providing fake evidence to help the two officers cover up the torture ...

  7. South Asian II arrests triple: many cite torture

    Posted Oct 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... were from India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, he said, adding they were lodging claims for refugee or Convention Against Torture status to avoid deportation. But a social organisation claims ... claiming protection under the UN's Convention Against Torture, nearly three times the 271 cases in the same period last year. More than 1,300 cases were being processed by the department. ...

  8. Displaced farmers 'jailed, tortured'

    Posted Dec 20th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... as officials have failed to solve our problems,' said Ms Lei, 44, from Taiping village in Wuhou district. Another petitioner, Liu Yongqiong, 39, said they were tortured, threatened and starved. ...

  9. I was tortured, says Changsha player

    Posted Sep 17th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou in Beijing A mainland player has accused his club of hiring thugs to torture him over match-fixing suspicions. Li Zhenhong, 28, said that he fled Changsha Ginde's training complex in Hunan province on September 7 after being physically abused twice by hoodlums he claimed were acting under the orders of club officials. The first incident, Li claimed, took place ...

  10. Human rights lawyer says he was tortured

    Posted Oct 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and tortured with electric cattle prods. He vowed to return to work, despite having his computer hard drive wiped. 'My face was very swollen and red afterwards, but the swelling has gone down ...




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