Administrative Detention

Fears persist on toned-down detention code

Rights advocates are worried that a watered-down regulation on cleaning up the detention system passed last month still gives police too much room to continue existing abuses.

Saturday, 3 March, 2012, 12:00am

Justice still missing from detention reforms

The mainland's system allowing police to punish people who commit minor offences is arbitrary, unclear and open to abuse. So the reforms that have been proposed by the minister for public security are welcome.

26 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Prostitute saga a case of justice denied

The full facts of the much-publicised arrests of two Hong Kong residents for visiting prostitutes in Guangdong are not yet known. But there is one certainty. The affair has highlighted the arbitrary and unfair nature of the mainland's system of administrative detention.

21 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

'Mystery man' who faces secret charges wins bail

Deemed a security risk, the unnamed Sri Lankan must report to police daily

Bail was granted yesterday to the mystery immigrant deemed such a security threat that neither he nor his legal team had been fully informed of the case against him.

8 Jul 2004 - 12:00am