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  1. Tortured by the sadness of war

    Posted Feb 28th 2011, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen Burning Mountain L.J. Adlington Published by Hodder Children's Books ISBN 978 0 340 95682 3 Teenage novels as powerful and intelligent as Lucy Adlington's Burning Mountain don't come along very often. When they do, they remind y ...

  2. Press says old sins are not the issue

    Posted Aug 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at the hands of his father. 'Shin Sang-mook personally tortured me for a month in 1943 after I was arrested for assisting pro-independence movements,' said Kim Jang-ryong, a 78-year-old doctor living in Pusan. Cha Ik-hwan, 79, another alleged victim, said he was tortured by Shin for two months and still suffered the effects of his beating. Throughout the storm over ...

  3. Asylum seekers deserve a fair hearing

    Posted Nov 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of persecution in their home country are not sent back to face torture or death. This is clearly a decision of great importance to the people concerned. And despite the well-intentioned efforts ... to be fleeing torture. The government has recently put in place new rules intended to provide them with a fair hearing. This was prompted by a ruling of the top court in March which said it was simply ...

  4. Four cadres jailed for graft over earthquake

    Posted Oct 21st 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Wei Zhugeng was sentenced to 121/2 years for embezzling 110,000 yuan. The first verdict was announced in April, but the four defendants claimed their confessions had been extracted by torture ...

  5. What's On

    Posted Dec 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... COMPELLING STORY A new documentary, The Flute Player, which revolves around a Cambodian musician who is haunted by memories of war, will be screened at the Visual Arts Centre tomorrow. Directed by Jocelyn Glatzer, the film is about Arn Chorn Pond, a gifted flutist and human rights leader. As a boy, he witnessed torture during the Khmer Rouge's reign of terror during ...

  6. Super-sly infiltrator has all the cunning of the Troy saboteurs

    Posted Aug 17th 2004, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... that). Perhaps you are an unwitting instrument of torture. Maybe I am, which leads me to wonder what mode of torture would best suit the people who design these things. If you want to avoid ...

  7. Twelve

    Posted May 24th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Ryan

    ... are a close unit: individualists toughened by capture and torture, assassinations and long days out in the field. Danilov knows the family of his senior officer, Vadim, and has named his son after ...

  8. Mainland muzzles are not the answer

    Posted Apr 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... wife and two children. The party has scored another victory, but the nation is the loser. Gao's yielding to years of intimidation, being disbarred from practice, detention and torture ...

  9. Qu Leilei

    Posted Sep 05th 2010, 12:00am by Francesca Fearon

    ... They were branded capitalist roaders and revisionists. My mother was tortured and sent to do hard labour. She was finally allowed home after having had her arm broken. My generation were used ... everything I wanted to say about life. In 1973, I went to the house of a friend whose father [had been] deputy principal of [Peking] University. He had been tortured to the point of paralysis ...

  10. Revisiting a calamitous time

    Posted Sep 05th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill At least 45 million people died unnecessary deaths during China's Great Leap Forward from 1958 to 1962, including 2.5 million tortured or summarily killed, according ... tortured to death or summarily killed, amounting to at least 2.5 million people. 'Other victims were deliberately deprived of food and starved to death. Many more vanished because they were ...




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