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  1. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    China rejects Uygur scholar’s appeal against life sentence

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 09:08am by AFP

    ... journalist stood trial in a deepening crackdown on dissent. Rights groups have decried both cases as an effort to silence critics of the ruling Communist Party, which in recent years has stepped up ... was detained in May and has not been released. Rejection of Tohti’s appeal came as former reporter Gao Yu stood trial in Beijing where she denied charges of “leaking state secrets,” in a case rights ...

  2. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti to go on trial for separatism this week, says lawyer

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 01:18pm by AFP, AP

    ... AFP and AP in Beijing An outspoken Chinese minority Uygur scholar accused of separatism will go on trial Wednesday in the country’s northwest, one of his lawyers said. Tohti will be tried by a court in Xinjiang’s capital Urumqi, said Liu Xiaoyuan, his lawyer and a Chinese human rights specialist. Tohti, formerly an economics professor at Beijing University, was arrested earlier ...

  3. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang faces more charges as police hand case to prosecutors

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 03:08am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Activist attorney Pu Zhiqiang is accused of a total of four offences as investigators hand his case to prosecutors in next step towards trial Police add ... Mo said prosecutors would decide within six weeks whether to indict Pu and pass his case to the court for trial. Veteran lawyer Zhang Sizhi, who represented Pu until his recent illness, said ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Ensure fair trial for GSK probe pair, Foreign Correspondents' Club urges Beijing

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:06am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Fair trial urged for FCC members in GSK case The Foreign Correspondents' Club has called on Beijing to ensure a fair trial for two of its members accused of illegally buying and selling private information. The club came out in support of Peter Humphrey and Yu Yingzeng, who will go on trial in Shanghai next month over investigations ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Protesters' sex abuse claims highlighted at UN meeting

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com UN group told of sex abuse claims at protests Hong Kong NGOs highlighted the alleged abuse of women during the Occupy Central protests of the last three weeks at a UN meeting in Geneva yesterday. They also brought up the case of Indonesian helper Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, whose employer will stand trial on 21 charges in December, as an example ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Hong Kong's fourth annual SlutWalk stands against sexual violence

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:50am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... that recruited Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, an Indonesian maid whose former employer will stand trial shortly accused of abusing her. "We want to fight for a friendlier environment for the people who ...

  7. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Ilham Tohti's 'separatist' videos released by Chinese state media after controversial conviction

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 06:55pm by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Details of Ilham Tohti’s alleged separatist speeches to his students were released by mainland media on Wednesday in an attempt to justify his harsh trial sentencing, which triggered an outcry from international communities and rights groups. The official Xinhua News Agency published court records of the two-day trial at the Xinjiang court, including ...

  8. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Activist Xu Zhiyong goes on trial as backer Wang Gongquan bailed

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 12:06pm by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Activist Xu Zhiyong on trial as backer is bailed Xu Zhiyong, the founder of a social initiative that urged mainland officials to disclose their assets, went on trial in Beijing yesterday in the first of a series of cases apparently aimed at crushing the movement. Meanwhile, Wang Gongquan, a businessman backing Xu, was released on bail after he ...

  9. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Xu Zhiyong among transparency activists set to face trial

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 05:42am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu Verna.yu@scmp.com Rights advocates say cases may be effort to crush campaign Transparency activists to face trial Six activists from a prominent social movement that has called on officials to disclose their assets will stand trial next week in what rights advocates fear is a concerted effort to crush their campaign. Legal scholar and rights advocate, Xu Zhiyong, who launched ...

  10. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Western powers 'outraged' after China convicts Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 02:19pm by AFP

    ... press secretary Prosecutors at Tohti's trial in the Xinjiang capital of Urumqi presented videos of his university lectures and posts from his website Uighur Online as evidence that he had ...




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