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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    UN chides Iran over juvenile executions

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:15am by Reuters

    ... crimes, she said, raising concerns about whether he had a fair trial, because he was said not to have had access to a lawyer or consular services. Five other Afghans were executed with him ... against God) and mofsid fil arz (corruption on earth) after trials that fell short of international fair trial standards, she said. At least six political prisoners were among more than 250 people ...

  6. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Year's delay to trial of Kenyan president rejected

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 04:46am by Reuters

    ... Associated Press in New York Year's delay to trial of Kenyan president rejected The UN Security Council yesterday refused to delay the International Criminal Court trial of Kenya's president and his deputy on crimes against humanity, opening a rift with the African Union, which lobbied for a year-long postponement. The African-sponsored resolution to delay the trials ...

  7. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Trial of three activists 'will determine tolerance of new leadership'

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 04:53am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Prosecution of trio, all members of the New Citizens' movement, will lay down template for how dissidents are treated, rights group says Trial of three ... were in September additionally charged with "gathering a crowd to disrupt order in a public place" and "using an evil cult to undermine law enforcement". Their trial ...

  8. News - China Insider - HUMAN RIGHTS

    First New Citizen Movement activists to stand trial in China

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 11:16am by Patrick Boehler

    ... trial the southeastern province of Jiangxi province within two weeks. Liu Ping, Wei Zhongping and Li Sihua are the first members of the grassroots movement to stand trial this year. Chinese ... has since been charged with “gathering a crowd to disrupt order in a public place” and is expected to face trial soon. Last year, he had called on activists to join monthly dinner meetings ...

  9. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Spanish High Court dismisses China human rights cases

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 10:45am by Reuters

    ... issued by crusading Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon. Britain ended up returning Pinochet to Chile, citing health reasons, and he was not put on trial in Spain. In March Spain’s centre-right ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Woman accused of abusing Indonesian helper Erwiana pleads ‘not guilty’ to all charges

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 01:43pm by LO WEI, AFP

    ... The District Court has scheduled 16 days for the trial of Law in which 40 witnesses including the three alleged victims and expert witnesses will give evidence. ...




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