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  1. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    China visa was easy to get, says tortured Libyan Sami al-Saadi

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com New report details dissident's mainland entry before alleged illegal rendition from Hong Kong China visa was easy to get, says tortured Libyan A Libyan ... intelligence agents, allegedly forced the suspected terrorist, his wife and four young children back to Tripoli, where he claims he endured years of torture by Gaddafi's men. Saadi fled Libya ...

  2. Boy tells of torture by gang after smuggling drugs to Sydney

    Posted Apr 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Maggie Ng A 15-year-old Hong Kong boy who smuggled millions of dollars of methamphetamine into Australia was tortured by gangsters after some of the drugs went missing in Sydney, a court ... to deliver the money, Adams said. But on his return to Sydney, he found 971 grams of the drug Wong told him to keep in a hotel safe was gone. At this point, the boy was 'tortured, beaten ...

  3. Plan to offer torture claimants legal aid in petition hearings

    Posted Jul 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Enhanced screening procedures in which torture claimants will be legally represented during their application hearings will be implemented by September or October this year. ... with lawmakers at the end of the year. The United Nations' Convention against Torture has been applied to Hong Kong since 1992. Under the convention, Hong Kong shall not expel, return or extradite ...

  4. Lawyers raise stakes over torture cases

    Posted Apr 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of assessing refugees who arrive in Hong Kong claiming to be fleeing torture. The Law Society and Bar Association have submitted a joint paper to the Security Bureau calling for consultation on how the government plans to implement a fair assessment scheme to comply with the United Nations Convention Against Torture, to which Hong Kong is a signatory. In December last year, a High Court judge, Mr ...

  5. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Will James Bond bow to Beijing's censorship?

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 03:10pm by George Chen

    ... for the other six MI6 captives. M, the long-time head of MI6, agreed and then Silva was jailed and tortured by the Chinese. So far, so predictable. Silva said he could not bear long-term torture ... M for his imprisonment and torture by the Chinese. Unsurprisingly, Silva doesn’t win because no one can beat Bond (played by Daniel Craig), whose mission on earth is to keep the union flag flying ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Executive at HK hub for business jets 'has no memory' of rendition flight

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Hongkonger listed in classified files as key part of scheme that a Libyan says led to his torture Jet hub executive 'has no memory' of rendition flight ... role in the secret rendition of a dissident into the hands of late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's torturers. Madonna Fung, general manager of the Hong Kong Business Aviation Centre ...

  7. Answers needed on HK rendition

    Posted Sep 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... is needed. Sami al-Saadi claims he was detained and tortured for six years by Muammar Gaddafi's regime after being flown to Tripoli from Chek Lap Kok. Confidential documents left ... according to the documents, is that the Hong Kong authorities demanded assurances they would be treated humanely after leaving Hong Kong. But Saadi says he was tortured in detention. Were ...

  8. A battle to cope with new arrivals

    Posted Nov 12th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... waiting to pick them up when they arrive. When caught by police, they have only copies of their passports and claim asylum under various human rights conventions, but typically cite torture ... of the torture claims were false and the men were economic refugees hoping to work as labourers in Hong Kong for a few months, or if they were lucky, a few years. The men had been informed by others ...

  9. refugee rights

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a lack of access to community life. d. being tortured in Hong Kong. 2 In which year did Hong Kong adopt the United Nations Convention Against Torture? a. 1992 b. 1984 c. 1982 d. 1997 3 Barrister Robert Whitehead thinks that torture claimants should have the right to work because... a. they are intelligent. b. they will suffer from psychological problems if they are jobless. c. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    Refugees at their wits' end without status in Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... where the government systematically tortures and imprisons Protestant Christians. After his father was killed, his mother arranged for her son to flee to Hong Kong. The 1951 United Nations ... treatment of refugees, asylum seekers and torture claimants. Even recognised refugees like Bereket cannot enjoy many of the rights of a refugee in Hong Kong. Instead, they must wait indefinitely ...




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