Hate Crime

Russian activist fears brutal killing will not be treated as gay hate crime

The admission that the brutal murder of a 23-year-old man in the city of Volgograd was motivated by homophobia is a rare acknowledgment amid a period of rising conservative and anti-gay sentiment from Russian officials.

Tuesday, 14 May, 2013, 3:57am

Ohio Amish sect leader, followers convicted of hate crimes

Five of Samuel Mullet Snr's followers appear in an Ohio court last year accused of hate crimes. Photo: AP

An Ohio Amish sect leader and 15 of his followers were convicted on Thursday of federal hate crimes in connection with a string of beard- and hair-cutting attacks on other Amish people last autumn that shook the religious community.

21 Sep 2012 - 11:49am

All human beings are born equal ...

What is discrimination?

Discrimination takes place when people prejudge a certain group of people and treat them differently. This is called prejudice.

Most of the time, prejudice comes from a sense of ignorance, the mentality that the majority must come first, or an unwillingness to understand minorities.

What is stereotyping?

15 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Minister defends exemptions in race bill

There had been a lot of misunderstanding and distortions of the Race Discrimination Bill, the home affairs minister said yesterday as the Legislative Council gave the draft legislation its first reading.

Patrick Ho Chi-ping said he disagreed with criticism that the protection the bill offered minorities had been severely weakened because of the exemptions it contains.

14 Dec 2006 - 12:00am


The government has said the repeal of a provision of the sedition law relating to hate crimes against minorities to accommodate the new national security legislation will not create a legal loophole. The Security Bureau said ordinary cases of violence or public disturbance should be dealt with under existing laws.

20 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Increase in crimes

The latest figures show that more than 56,000 crimes were reported in the first nine months of this year, 3.9 per cent more than last year, the Security Bureau announced. The increases were partly attributed to a rise in quick-cash crimes.

27 Oct 2002 - 12:00am