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  1. News - China

    Sex workers in China face police abuse, beatings and torture: Human Rights Watch

    Posted May 14th 2013, 09:21am by Verna Yu

    ... are vulnerable to public health risks and police abuse, including arbitrary arrests and fines, beatings and torture. Sex workers arrested are usually fined or subject to short periods of detention, ... that the government legalise solicitation, end crackdowns and prohibit arbitrary arrests and detentions. It also urged police to stop the use of force, coerced confessions and torture of sex workers and said ...

  2. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Elite Indonesian police unit under fire over torture, unlawful killings

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Tactics of police anti-terror group in Indonesia questioned amid claims of torture and unlawful killing that critics say provoke revenge attacks Elite ... allegations of torture and unlawful killings. Detachment 88 was established after the 2002 bombings on Bali that killed 202 people, including 11 Hong Kong residents. It gained strong public support ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Hong Kong grants torture claimant protection; only the second ever

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com Sri Lankan no longer faces deportation; rights advocates say ruling offers others hope Torture claimant accepted; only the second ever The city has accepted its first torture claim since enhancing its screening system four years ago, a move that advocates of asylum seekers view as good news, yet far from sufficient. The Sri Lankan man's claim ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Treatment of torture claimants in breach of laws and treaties

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com Landmark ruling by top court over way torture claimants are screened when seeking sanctuary could lead to hundreds of cases being re-opened Torture ... hundreds, possibly thousands, of claims by foreign nationals seeking refuge may have to be re-examined. News of the judgment is only now spreading among torture claimants, largely with the help ...

  5. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Britain backs prosecution of Nepal torture suspect

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Kathmandu protests over arrest of UN worker for crimes allegedly committed during civil war Britain backs prosecution of Nepal torture suspect The British government has defended the arrest and prosecution of a suspected Nepalese government torturer who is scheduled to go on trial in London at the end of the month. Colonel Kumar Lama, 46, appeared ...

  6. News - World - SOUTH SUDAN

    South Sudan expels UN rights official for writing false reports

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Juba

    ... Reuters in Juba UN rights official expelled after torture report South Sudan has expelled a UN human rights investigator, accusing her of writing false reports, a move the UN mission said ... accusing the army of torturing, raping, killing and abducting civilians. South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in July last year under a 2005 peace deal that ended a decades-long civil war ...

  7. China's poor record on individual rights

    Posted Apr 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China's well-documented arrest and torture of scholars, as well as its crackdown on peaceful movements such as the Falun Gong. But I find it curious that he did not think it relevant to invoke ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Sri Lankan first to win Hong Kong asylum under new appeal process

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Torture claimant first to win asylum under appeal system launched in 2009 A torture claimant seeking asylum in Hong Kong is believed to be the first person ... The Torture Claims Appeal Board had received 1,335 appeals by the end of last year. Daly said: "He was taken completely by surprise by the decision. It has been so long. He has been here in limbo ...

  9. Open season again

    Posted Apr 29th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... now have Guantanamo Bay. It was once wrong to torture suspects, but we now have top US officials writing rules on how to torture. Free expression was once a cherished value, but you now risk ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Marchers call for fairer treatment of refugees in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com Marchers demanding fairer treatment for refugees under UN convention accuse the government of psychological torture Protesters brand city a 'prison without walls' Protesters accused Hong Kong bureaucrats of inflicting "psychological torture" on refugees seeking protection under a UN convention. In a demonstration organised ...




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