Indefinite Detention

Shedding some light on the dark world of party discipline

Bo Xilai. Photo: Reuters

In China's uphill battle against rampant corruption, no other Communist Party agency evokes more fear among officials than the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), the country's top anti-graft watchdog.

Monday, 6 May, 2013, 5:18am 2 comments

How they see it

Yemenis wearing orange jumpsuits, similar to those worn by prisoners at the US detention centre in Guantanamo Bay, hold a protest demanding the release of inmates on hunger strike. Photo: AFP

The prison in Guantanamo Bay mocks American standards of justice by keeping people imprisoned without charges. As of Tuesday, 100 of the 166 inmates are participating in a hunger strike against their conditions and indefinite detention.

5 May 2013 - 2:51am

Spirit of the law

It is depressing how the Security Bureau's instinctive reaction to every court defeat over the detention of Vietnamese is to try to change the law to suit its purpose.

16 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Tying the court's hands

In proposing an amendment to section 13D of the Immigration Ordinance following the Privy Council's decision on four Vietnamese migrants, the Government may think it is only a small and technical amendment to plug the loophole.

3 May 1996 - 12:00am

Courting danger

The Government's proposal to amend the Immigration Ordinance to prevent further releases of Vietnamese boat people is narrowly drawn. It does not automatically open the way to indefinite detention or flout the Privy Council ruling that it must not do so.

19 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Comforting decision

The Privy Council's decision to release 15 boat people has been greeted with dismay by the Hong Kong Government, which fears the case may set a precedent for hundreds of other Vietnamese currently locked up in detention centres with no hope of repatriation or resettlement elsewhere.

29 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Boat people in limbo for 4 years

UP to four years have passed since 15 boat people were detained after their removal from the territory was ordered, and still the Government has no idea when they will leave, the High Court heard yesterday.

5 Jan 1995 - 12:00am