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  1. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Gao Zhisheng's wife wants him to seek treatment in US after 'horrific torture' in Chinese jail

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 12:34pm by AFP

    ... said. “I am completely devastated by what the Chinese government has done to my husband. The only thing I feared more than him being killed was his suffering relentless and horrific torture ...

  2. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Wife of freed rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng fears husband tortured

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 10:26pm by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Spouse of dissident advocate Gao Zhisheng confirms her husband is out of prison but struggling to eat and may be in poor health Torture fears held for 'freed' rights lawyer Mainland human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng was released from prison yesterday, his wife said, but she believed he had been tortured in jail and voiced fears for his safety. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Libyans held by CIA say they weren't questioned about detainee abuse

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 09:50pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in New York US admits 'crossing the line' on torture after 9/11 The United States acknowledged to a UN anti-torture watchdog yesterday that while the country did not condone torture, it had "crossed the line" after the September 11 attacks. "The US is proud of its record as a leader in respecting, promoting and defending human rights ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Refugee screening system still slow and opaque, critics say

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 06:10am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... are still facing years in limbo in Hong Kong under a new system to screen refugees and torture claimants that some say is just as opaque and slow as the old one. Just 504 claims have been processed ... officers. The new mechanism was mandated by court rulings made last year, with all so-called non-refoulement claims- previously divided into government-screened torture claims and the UN-screened ...

  7. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Authorities reject report on torture at women's labour camp in Liaoning

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 03:02pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Report on torture at labour camp rejected Liaoning authorities have lashed back at a news report alleging torture at a women's labour camp, calling ... two weeks ago, giving a rare glimpse inside the Masanjia women's labour camp in Liaoning. Headlined Walking Out of Masanjia, the lengthy report accused officers of torturing and using ...

  8. News - Asia - HUMAN RIGHTS

    UN confronts North Korea over crimes against humanity

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 10:54am by AFP

    ... accounts of torture, summary executions and rape, mostly from testimony from North Korean exiles. Responsibility for these crimes lies at the highest level of the state, according to the report ...

  9. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    European court hears claims Poland turned blind eye to CIA torture

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 05:08am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Strasbourg Poland accused of ignoring torture The European Court of Human Rights yesterday heard claims that Poland had turned a blind eye to the torture of two ... to detain their clients in Poland for several months in 2002-03. They were repeatedly tortured by waterboarding during that time, the lawyers alleged. They also alleged that the Polish authorities ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    British police give prosecutors file on Sami al-Saadi's rendition from Hong Kong to Libya

    Posted Nov 02nd 2014, 06:08am by GDN

    ... and the CIA. Belhaj and another dissident, Sami al-Saadi, spent six years in jail and were, they say, frequently tortured. In March 2004, Saadi- along with his wife and four young children- was forced ...




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