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  1. Interrogations to be videotaped

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

    ... to all mainland prisons and especially detention houses, which are infamous for the use of torture to extract confessions. But internet users have expressed doubts, noting the absence of any ... illegal, torture is reportedly commonly used by law enforcement authorities on the mainland, which has led to numerous deaths in custody under suspicious circumstances. A 24-year-old Yunnan man ...

  2. Anti-torture measures in works, paper says

    Posted Aug 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei The mainland will soon release a judicial document that will for the first time spell out that confessions obtained through torture will not be admissible evidence in court, according to The Southern Metropolis News. Even though the mainland criminal code has long banned torture during the questioning of suspects, and even made it a criminal offence, forced confessions ...

  3. Torture victim's new torment: HK's high costs

    Posted Jun 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn A Nepali torture victim fled to Hong Kong after learning that the human rights situation was favourable and the government was helpful. But he didn't realise just how much ... beaten and told to close his small business by 'terrorist' gangs because he had spoken out against them. The Nepalese man is one of millions of torture victims in Asia, where the abuse ...

  4. Security tsar calls for end to torture

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Security tsar Zhou Yongkang has condemned the use of torture and the suspicious deaths of suspects in a speech to law enforcement cadres- a move ... to the leadership of President Hu Jintao, something they could do by steering clear of harsh practices, like torture and prisoner abuse, that might violate suspects' rights. Such practices are widely ...

  5. Tortured Libyan sues HK

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 2004, with the help of British and US secret agents. Saadi was sent to Libya, jailed for three years, and tortured. ...

  6. Torturers now the hunted, ex-lawyer says

    Posted Apr 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk in Xian chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Chongqing authorities plan to punish law enforcers linked to the use of torture to extract confessions during a sweeping triad crackdown initiated ... publicly since posting the controversial video- which was meant to be shown as evidence that torture was used on alleged triad members detained during the massive crackdown that began in June 2009. ...

  7. Businessman's torture video accuses police

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com A businessman jailed after taking his grievances to Beijing over a battle with a local court has recounted grim details of torture while in police custody, ... back and forth, having pepper water sprayed at him. Sometimes his torturers would shove a bottle into his buttocks while burning his feet with a cigarette lighter. The video showed the skin ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Fewer IIs claiming torture in home country

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng Fewer torture claimants have come forward since a law making the employment of illegal immigrants a crime came into force a year ago, a Security Bureau spokesman said. Between last November and last month, the Immigration Department received an average of 170 new claims per month from people illegally in Hong Kong of torture in their home country, a third fewer than ...

  10. Evidence guidelines ban torture in capital cases

    Posted May 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Beijing has introduced key guidelines on evidence aimed at stopping the use of torture to obtain confessions in the most serious cases. Their release was expedited after ... Farmer Zhao Zuohai was set free this month after the reappearance of the neighbour he confessed to murdering 11 years ago. Zhao had been tortured for an entire month before his confession. ...




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