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Paul Harris

Top human rights barrister joins Libya rendition case

Libyan dissident Sami al-Saadi. Photo: AFP

A prominent British human rights barrister, who has fought high-profile cases in Hong Kong, has joined the legal team preparing to sue the government over its alleged role in secretly sending a Libyan dissident and his family to the torture chambers of former dictator Mua

Sunday, 30 December, 2012, 4:55am 1 comment

Activist seeks judicial review over detention

A University of Hong Kong student is seeking a judicial review in the High Court over her detention by police for waving the Tibetan flag during the Olympic torch relay in the city.

9 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Hong Kong-style autonomy could solve the Tibet issue

I was converted to the Tibetan cause when I heard the Dalai Lama speak in London in the 1980s. His modesty, reasonableness and obvious moral integrity made a profound impression.

My views were further formed when I visited a Tibetan refugee reception centre in Nepal in 2003 and met refugees who had just crossed the Himalayas to escape from Chinese-ruled Tibet.

1 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Lest we forget another 'spy' in a mainland jail

It is wonderful that journalist Ching Cheong, imprisoned on the mainland on ludicrous, trumped up charges of spying, has been released and is back with his family.

13 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Printers face censorship charge for dropping book

The author and publisher of a book on political protests in Asia, whose cover depicts a key moment in the Tiananmen Square incident, have accused a Hong Kong company of self-censorship by backing out of its agreement to print the work.

26 May 2007 - 12:00am

Falun Gong faithful on 'watch list', court told

Members were considered a security risk to Hong Kong, lawyer reveals

Four Taiwanese Falun Gong practitioners were refused entry to Hong Kong to attend a religious conference two years ago because they were on the Immigration Department's 'watch list', the Court of First Instance heard yesterday.

21 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Watchdog 'inadequate'

Fears legal aid is refused for cases against the Government were reignited yesterday despite approval of a bill to set up a watchdog body.

Lawyers believe the Legal Aid Services Council, which will assess the possibility of the Legal Aid Department becoming independent, will not guarantee impartiality.

3 May 1996 - 12:00am