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  1. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Communist party’s secretive judicial system laid bare in torture case

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 10:02am by Reuters in Beijing

    ... repeatedly in a bucket of ice-cold water. Six officials were convicted last month of torturing Yu to death. Testimony given in the case, seen by Reuters, illustrates the brutality of a secretive ...


    Chen Xiaolu apologises for torture of teachers at Beijing alma mater

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com War hero's son expresses remorse to group at alma mater for what happened to them in '60s Apology issued for torturing teachers The son of a war hero has returned to his alma mater to apologise for his connection to the torture and persecution of his teachers during the Cultural Revolution. Chen Xiaolu, the youngest son of legendary ...

  3. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Chinese investigators given jail terms for torture of party official

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 04:43pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Six officials sentenced to between four and 14 years in jail for torturing another official to death Six Chinese Communist Party officials have been sentenced to between four and 14 years in jail for torturing another official to death, lawyers and his ex-wife said on Monday, in a case that shed light on the workings of the party’s judicial system. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Some advice for the censors: lighten up, fellas

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:45am by Michael Chugani

    ... was not the first time innocent and defenceless animals have suffered such a cruel fate. We've had cats kicked around like a football, strung up and tortured, and hundreds of dogs poisoned. Are we ... lovers come down on us like a tonne of bricks as if we're the instigator, not the victim. But much as we dislike barking dogs, we're disgusted by whackos who poison dogs and torture ...

  5. News - World - OBITUARY

    Jeremiah Denton, US POW held in Vietnam who became senator after TV interview fame

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 06:44am by Reuters, AP

    ... Agencies US prisoner held in Vietnam became senator after TV interview fame POW who blinked 'torture' in code Jeremiah Denton 1924- 2014 Jeremiah Denton, a former US senator who was held as a prisoner of war by North Vietnam for more than seven years and revealed his treatment by blinking the word "torture" in Morse code during a televised interview, died ...

  6. News - World - VIDEO GAMES

    Grand Theft Auto V condemned for graphic torture scenes

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Players of latest version of Grand Theft Auto have to pull teeth or electrocute unarmed victim Outrage over computer game's torture scenes Grand Theft Auto 5, the most expensive computer game ever made, has caused outrage for including a torture scene in which the player must pull teeth and electrocute an unarmed man. Freedom from Torture joined Amnesty, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'I forgive my bosses' says Indonesian helper who was tortured for two years

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 12:00am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Indonesian helper says she is glad her ordeal is over now and looks forward to going home Abused maid has forgiven her bosses Indonesian maid Kartika Puspitasari has this to say of her two former bosses who tortured her for two years: "I have already forgiven them." It was the first time Kartika, 30, had spoken openly after Tai Chi-wai, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong couple jailed for 'torturing' Indonesian domestic helper

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 06:13pm by Julie Chu and Thomas Chan

    ... Julie Chu and Thomas Chan Indonesian helper was attacked with bicycle chains, beaten and tortured with hot irons Couple jailed for ‘cruel and vicious’ treatment of maid A judge branded ... Kartika Puspitasari, 30, with a bicycle chain and with his fists. Au tortured her with hot irons, a paper cutter, bicycle chains, a hanger and a shoe. She was convicted of six charges of wounding ...

  9. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Six Chinese officials stand trial for torture in landmark case

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 11:57am

    ... Reuters in Beijing Party officials facing charges of torturing man to death during internal investigation Six Communist Party officials will stand trial in China on Tuesday on charges of torturing a man to death during an internal investigation in a case that has exposed the secret workings of the party’s judicial system. Yu Qiyi, 42, a chief engineer for a state-owned investment ...

  10. News - China Insider - Morning Clicks

    China news round-up: Landmark torture trial in Zhejiang, local opposition to Third Plenum draft

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 07:31am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Politics Reuters Six Chinese officials stand trial for torture today in a landmark case in Zhejiang. The Economist China’s online public square is under siege . Chinese Social Sciences Today* Opposition to appraisal of Mao Zedong's legacy is a trend of "historic nihilism", should be countered, says the deputy head ...




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