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  1. What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Jun 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'Name and Shame''!! On a survey that found that many liberal studies teachers think the use of torture is acceptable in police investigations to obtain evidence: Logan Man Pok-so- What ... grown up now and some are teachers. And torturing others seems to be one way to get whatever result they want. Although I personally object to torture of any kind. ...

  2. Training for torture cases 'lacking'

    Posted Apr 30th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle The Immigration Department allows people with no training in the area to make decisions about the legitimacy of people's claims to be fleeing torture, a court heard yesterday. The claim came on the first day of a Court of First Instance review into the government's system for assessing claims for asylum made under the UN's Convention Against Torture ...

  3. Aid for torture victims precedes court case

    Posted Apr 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Three days before a judicial review into its obligations towards two torture plaintiff families, the government set up a scheme to assist such groups. The move prompted ... indefinitely because the Social Welfare Department granted last-minute assistance to individuals awaiting the government's review of their torture claims. The two families- one Sri Lankan and one ...

  4. Let your conscience be your guide

    Posted Nov 01st 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... terror. Mr Lee is a distinguished barrister, so he understands these legal concepts far better than I do. The Geneva Conventions, a myriad of international conventions against torture and habeas ... across Europe to hold, interrogate and torture terror suspects without any legal accountability. Rendition, once a perfectly legal form of extradition of suspects to the US from a third country, ...

  5. Bush's successor must bring torturers to trial

    Posted Apr 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... figures could be arrested and tried for crimes against humanity, in particular the use of torture. But it is competent, although it has been hamstrung by the legal footwork of the current ... Manual on holding and interrogating prisoners. We all know that the US practises torture against terrorist suspects- waterboarding, or simulated drowning, is clearly that- and we all know ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Four refugees, torture claimant seek ruling on right to work in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Four refugees and a torture claimant take their fight for jobs to the Court of Appeal Stranded refugees seek right to work Four refugees and a successful torture claimant who are demanding they be allowed to work in Hong Kong brought their fight to the Court of Appeal yesterday, after being stranded in the city for years. The five complainants, who ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Alleged torture victims are prosecuted

    Posted Sep 07th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani An African family is charged with overstaying A family of alleged torture victims from Cameroon has been charged with overstaying in Hong Kong even though their claims ... wife were charged with breaching their conditions of stay. The couple, who have two young sons, have been in Hong Kong since January last year seeking asylum over claims they were tortured ...

  9. Beheadings linked to torture claim

    Posted Aug 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila The Philippine military is investigating whether the recent beheading of five soldiers by Abu Sayyaf extremists was partly in retaliation for the alleged torture ... also said a link between the torture in Basilan and the beheadings in neighbouring Jolo island was possible. 'We don't want to speculate but if true, it is forbidden [in Islam],' ...

  10. Appeal court agrees torture claimants must first overstay visa

    Posted Apr 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Ip The Court of Appeal yesterday upheld an Immigration Department requirement that people fleeing torture in their home countries stay in Hong Kong long enough to be illegal ... as the claimants were not sent back to a state where they could be tortured. Critics have argued that the policy makes it harder for claimants to prove they have been tortured in their home countries, ...




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