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  1. Bangladesh 'most violent place in Asia to be a journalist'

    Posted Apr 03rd 2004, 12:00am

    ... S.N.M. Abdi in Calcutta Reporters run the risk of attack, abduction, torture, even murder, says watchdog A neatly folded Islamic shroud tumbled out of a parcel sent to Golam Mortaza, ... and home numbers. This sounds frightening but is nothing compared with what other Bangladeshi journalists are facing. They are being physically attacked, abducted, tortured, jailed, forced to flee ...

  2. Deadly detention

    Posted Mar 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... suggested that she had been tortured, but police concluded that she died of a heart attack. Leading criminal law professor Chen Ruihua, from Peking University, said that, without radical reform ... were said to have died due to natural causes. 'But they all had signs of possible torture, with the police usually failing to provide surveillance tapes or other evidence essential ...

  3. Burning bright

    Posted Sep 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... be a form of prolonged torture. For example, people living near neon advertising that stays on all night cannot sleep well, which affects their quality of life.' Mr Chu reminds people whose ...

  4. Signs of hope poke through grim omens

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... only as Baby P was tortured to death by his mother, father and a lodger, right under the noses of a social services team. Their trial this year shocked the nation. Things could be better ...

  5. Schiavo starved to death- this was not euthanasia

    Posted Apr 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... pain with the removal of the feeding tube, but I am sure that her death was inhumane. Schiavo was starved to death, which is nothing short of torture, regardless of whether she could feel the agony or not. Torturing a person to death is not equivalent to euthanasia. If Schiavo were given a lethal shot, that would be euthanasia. What about starving and dehydrating a human being ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Apr 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not do so either. Mr Obama and other thinking people know that you cannot rule well using fear and torture tactics. You do not automatically make the US safer from terrorism by locking up so many Muslims and torturing people for information. To think so is unintelligent, irresponsible and raises the question of how we want the world to see the United States. Peter Stern, Driftwood, Texas, ...

  7. One man's meat...

    Posted Feb 18th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... on the mainland that would outlaw their consumption. It would also criminalise the torture and indiscriminate killing of animals, the feeding of zoo animals with live poultry, and circus acts ...

  8. Talkback

    Posted Jul 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with cool air. They will shut off the vents directly above them or put on sweaters. This clearly shows that passengers want a warmer compartment. And while the passengers inside the bus are tortured ...

  9. Public Eye

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Vice-President Dick Cheney, trampled on international laws, mocked civil rights, condoned torture and locked up suspects without trial in the US gulag known as Guantanamo. No one deserves the Good ...

  10. Staging of choral work tips scales into bleakness

    Posted Jan 30th 2005, 12:00am by Dino Mahoney

    ... Gritton's tortured, 'How can I comfort my children when I am dead?' flowed into Steal Away as the lights above the silhouetted chorus turned into stars. Although Kent's unfussy ...




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