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Channel hop

Leaving the plastic discomfort of fictional drama aside, let's take a look at what is happening in the world outside climate-controlled studio sets.

Sunday, 28 June, 2009, 12:00am


Public scrutiny a safeguard for justice

As Audrey Lam ('Let the public scrutinise legal profession', January 30) and Anna Tse (''Independence of judiciary' a fuzzy term', February 2) suggest, judicial independence requires that judges be appropriately accountable to the public they serve, not simply themselves.

6 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Protest at US consulate condemns detentions at Guantanamo Bay

Three men yesterday staged a protest outside the United States' consulate in Central over America's use of the controversial Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba.

Police, security guards and visa seekers looked on as the men unveiled a banner reading 'Shut down Guantanamo' in English and 'Humanity's shame - Guantanamo' in Chinese just after 8.30am.

23 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Symbol of American mistakes must close

US President George W. Bush's 'war on terrorism' has lost direction and nowhere is that more evident than at the military detention camp for suspects at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. The facility has become a symbol for all that is wrong with American efforts to prevent more attacks like those on September 11, 2001.

17 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Time to rethink strategy on Guantanamo Bay

More than two years after the United States chose Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as the location of its detention camp for terror suspects captured during fighting in Afghanistan, the first of those suspects, an Australian citizen, has been allowed to see a lawyer.

20 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Peace must win

During the 30 years of bloodshed in Northern Ireland known as 'the troubles', the population lived with the knowledge that terrorist atrocities could happen at any time.

17 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Risks high in London's tacit U-turn

THE risks are high but the British Government has made a U-turn in its Northern Ireland policy, gambling that elections and a tacit acceptance that terrorists might no longer have to hand over their arms before talks might bring peace.

26 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Divided Island

ARMY helicopters still fly low over the South Armagh countryside re-supplying the lonely hilltop observation posts that look out across the green hills of what everyone calls Bandit Country.

10 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Detainees 'deprived of basic rights'

PEOPLE detained by the Special Branch were deprived of their rights, according to former Special Branch officers.

They would not be charged or given a fair trial, but would simply be detained in a government building in Victoria Road, Pokfulam.

They were then interrogated by officers of or above superintendent rank.

18 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Facts ambushed

IN THE article on the new British Forces Commander in Hong Kong, Major-General Bryan Dutton - 'General braced for challenge' (Sunday Morning Post, August 14) - your reporter said he 'has had considerable experience in Northern Ireland, notably after the Warrenpoint atrocity in which a dozen British soldiers were killed when a police station exploded in South Armagh'.

11 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Talk to end the troubles

IT has taken the worst terrorist outrages in Northern Ireland in recent years to bring the prime ministers of Britain and Ireland together but at last they are talking about real initiatives aimed at ending the 25 years of troubles.

5 Nov 1993 - 12:00am