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  1. IIs claiming torture may be sent to mainland

    Posted Dec 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Illegal immigrants who claim they face torture if returned to their home countries may in future be sent to the mainland to have their claims processed- if they came to Hong Kong via the mainland, which is the route followed by most. The ide ...

  2. There's no justification for torturing the truth

    Posted Oct 08th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Perhaps because Kiefer Sutherland and I went to the same high school in Toronto, I have spent a lifetime watching from afar the ups and downs of his acting career. And being the star of 24, the US media company Fox's hugely successful anti-te ...

  3. Guantanamo decision a test case for Obama

    Posted Jan 15th 2009, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power The courtrooms of America sometimes take us by surprise. Last week, Charles 'Chuckie' Taylor, the US-born son of the former Liberian president and notorious warlord, Charles Taylor, was sentenced in a Miami court to 97 years in pr ...

  4. Stand up for women's rights

    Posted Dec 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the world, men have been destroying women's dreams for thousands of years. According to the United Nations, as many as 70 per cent of women worldwide experience violence, usually at the hands of men they know well, most often their husbands or partners. Violence against women takes place all over the world, but it is an especially serious problem in Africa and Asia. A particularly bad ...

  5. Violence law covers gay partners

    Posted Dec 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung The Legislative Council yesterday passed an amendment to the domestic violence law to extend its provisions to homosexual partners, ending a year-long debate. Under the new law, to be enacted on January 1, victims of violence in a same-sex cohabitation relationship will be able to seek civil remedies for violent acts and apply for court injunctions ...

  6. Don't tolerate domestic violence

    Posted Dec 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of domestic violence. Leung has done enormous damage to his career and his reputation. But, more importantly, this is a reminder of a serious social problem. I think it was right Leung was convicted. It reminds us how serious the issue of family violence is. It is also a warning to violent people that their behaviour is unacceptable, and that victims can speak up and defend themselves. If you ...

  7. Acid thrown during fight at Ladies Market, injuring 11 people

    Posted Sep 07th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu, Danny Mok

    ... Austin Chiu and Danny Mok Eleven people suffered burns after a man flung acid during a fight that erupted along the crowded, narrow lanes of the Ladies Market in Mong Kok last night. Two of the victims remain in hospital and a 28-year-old man has been arr ...

  8. Gay couples to be covered by violence law

    Posted Jun 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Same-sex couples will be covered by a controversial amendment to the domestic violence law after a name change that has mollified opponents of the measure. The amendment, to be gazetted tomorrow and tabled in the Legislative Council on June 17, renames the Domestic Violence Ordinance as the Domestic and Cohabitation Relationships Violence Ordinance and introduces ...

  9. Nothing can excuse the violence in Xinjiang

    Posted Jul 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The violence that erupted in Xinjiang's capital is deplorable. We do not know how a protest, which reportedly began as a peaceful demonstration in the heart of Urumqi by ethnic ... and again tempers have flared in recent years, leading to violence and deaths. Cultural, political and religious persecution is often cited by the Muslim majority. It complains that Beijing has ...

  10. A Simple Act of Violence

    Posted Dec 06th 2009, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd A Simple Act of Violence by R.J. Ellory Orion, HK$114 R.J. Ellory broke out of the slavering pack of modern crime writers when his last novel- A Quiet Belief in Angels- was selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club. The big question is whether he can stay out in front. A Simple Act of Violence suggests he can, and then some. A 560-page blockbuster, it starts, ...




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