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  1. HK role in Libyan affair still unclear

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... We are no closer to answers to troubling questions about the deportation of a suspected Libyan terrorist and his family who faced torture and persecution in their homeland. Lawyers suing ... humanely, in accordance with the city's obligations under an international treaty against torture. Instead he suffered years of torture before Libyan rebels freed him from jail. The questions ...

  2. Rendition puts HK on trial

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Compiled by Wong Yat-hei Issues West's respect for human rights in question Local and Western media often carry extensive coverage of activists on the mainland being tortured ... opposition? The Saadi case is the first time Hong Kong has featured in the CIA-led programme of hand-delivering terrorist suspects to prisons in the Middle East and eastern Europe where torture ...

  3. What drives desperate men to risk everything

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shaikh Azizur Rahman in New Delhi It's a sea journey with potentially deadly consequences: drowning, or a slow torturous death by thirst, exposure and starvation. But it's a risk hundreds of Rohingya men have been willing to take to reach Malaysia, where promises of work and relative freedom from persecution await. But the stakes have been raised. For the first time, ...

  4. Lay to rest the ghosts of cruelty past

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the 1,600 Canadians captured here in December 1941. Tortured and used as slaves, they were among the luckier ones. Similar apologies have been offered to others in years gone by. If the wartime ...

  5. Al-Saadi case brings shameful silence

    Posted Oct 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... proper access to a lawyer, a doctor or, for that matter, the outside world, before being bundled onto a private jet by agents of a dictator to face torture in one of his jails. Public reaction? ...

  6. Call for fresh Li inquiry

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... security authorities could not be reached for comment. The letter also said that no convincing case had been presented on how the frail rights activist, who could barely walk after being tortured ...

  7. Critics find fault with updated rule of law

    Posted Jun 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Nicholas Birch

    ... policy of zero tolerance, MPs have also increased the maximum penalty for torture from eight to 12 years. But as Amnesty International points out, time limits on torture cases, though extended, ...

  8. What the US Can Learn from China

    Posted Jan 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... refusal to join the February-October war against the Libyan tyrant who ran his own torture network, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, is rosy. Given civilian deaths, China was wise to stay out ...

  9. Talking points

    Posted Jan 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... at the Foreign Correspondents Club in Central to launch its report China's New Clampdown: Press Freedom in China 2011. The report says reporters were assaulted and tortured by the police during ...

  10. CUHK feels heart of Africa

    Posted Sep 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... medical student and one of the volunteers from CUHK, treated local women at one of Watoto's Living Hope Centres to a spa day. 'These ladies were captured and tortured by the army. ...




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