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  1. The party evolves

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... has had a history of problems changing leaders. Since 1949, Mao anointed three successors- Liu Shaoqi, Lin Biao and Hua Guofeng. Liu was tortured to death during the Cultural Revolution, Lin ...

  2. At death's door

    Posted Dec 05th 2004, 12:00am by David Evans

    ... of execution [machines] because I was concerned with the deplorable condition of the hardware in most of the states' prisons, which results in torture prior to death.' Leuchter's German ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Sep 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... killing, rape and torture of ordinary Manipuris by the Indian Army'. What is Abdi trying to prove? Even the armies of many developed countries have had their share of human rights violations, ...

  4. God save us from selfish Sarah

    Posted Sep 13th 2008, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Senator McCain's patriotism and bravery in the face of torture, Mr Clark's assertion should niggle: does the 72-year-old Senator McCain have the cool head under political fire ...

  5. Talkback

    Posted Mar 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for discrimination and torture, by depriving them of the right to proper medical treatment from the public health care system. To justify its wrongs, the HA promulgates a propaganda preaching that funding ... turned from blessings to curses, when incompetent and merciless bureaucrats choose patients to discriminate against and torture. Once they are labelled as 'expensive' patients, ...

  6. Restive Indian state rallies around its latest martyr

    Posted Sep 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... S. N. M. Abdi A frail-looking woman is on an indefinite hunger strike in Imphal, capital of Manipur state in India's insurgency-racked northeast. Irom Sharmila, 38, is protesting against the daily killing, rape and torture of ordinary Manipuris by the Indian Army deployed in the volatile region to combat banned secessionist groups fighting for an independent and sovereign ...

  7. Sweat'n'sniff

    Posted Nov 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... allergy, you can take proper precautions so that working out isn't a torturous experience. ...

  8. Thaksin's image problem

    Posted Nov 11th 2004, 12:00am by Andrew Marshall

    ... Andrew Marshall Last week in Ayuthaya, one of Thailand's biggest tourist centres, a 21-year-old man was allegedly detained and tortured by police to make him confess to a theft he claims he did not commit. Although police have promised to investigate, it is unlikely that any officer will be found guilty, let alone punished. However, one senior officer has criticised ...

  9. Fleshmarket Close

    Posted Oct 31st 2004, 12:00am by Sue Green

    ... best-known hero, the tortured Detective Inspector John Rebus, walks an ever finer line with the police hierarchy and reveals bigotry below Edinburgh's sophisticated veneer. Asylum-seekers find ...


    Posted Aug 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... bad, but she looks a tortured soul after missing out on gold in her favourite vault. She scores a high mark with her trademark, thrilling 720 turn, but falls badly on the second vault, slumping ...




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