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Police Brutality

South African police officers back in court over taxi driver's death

Nine South African policemen appeared in court on Friday accused of dragging a Mozambican immigrant behind their police van and then brutally beating him to death.

Friday, 8 March, 2013, 7:15pm

South Africa police in court over death of man dragged behind police van

Eight South African police officers will appear in court on Monday charged with the murder of a Mozambican man they dragged to custody behind a police van.

The eight officers are expected to apply for bail in a preliminary hearing, when they will be formally charged with the murder of 27-year old Mido Macia.

4 Mar 2013 - 5:59pm

Eight South African police officers arrested over taxi driver's death

Eight South African policeman have been arrested on suspicion of murder after dragging a man from the back of a police vehicle through a busy Johannesburg street, a government watchdog said on Friday.

2 Mar 2013 - 2:56am

Forced evictions grew more violent, resulted in 21 deaths last year

Citing incomplete information, the Civil Rights and Livelihood organisation has documented a large number of forced evictions which took place during 2012.

29 Jan 2013 - 4:13pm

Police clash with thousands of rioters in south China

Police in a south China city bordering Vietnam clashed with thousands of rioters who were protesting excessive brutality meted out to a suspected smuggler, the government and a rights group said.

8 Dec 2012 - 1:41pm

Police bike photo triggers fierce debate on internet

An increasingly fierce debate is raging online about a photograph of a police motorcycle festooned with July 1 march banners and handbills which has become a symbol of Sunday's protest.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Haimen enters fourth day of confrontation

Tension continued to escalate in Haimen, Guangdong, yesterday with more than 6,000 villagers opposed to construction of a power plant shouting slogans and holding banners in a fourth day of confrontation with riot police near the Shenzhen-Shantou highway.

The offciers responded with volleys of tear gas.

24 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Free speech requires constant vigilance

In the lead-up to the handover, there were fears that Asia's finest would become more like corrupt mainland public security forces. More than a decade later, the danger is actually that they may be behaving more like police in the US with their extensive powers, propensity for violence and threat to civil liberties.

10 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Shanghai protesters want cash back

Hundreds of homeowners marched through the streets of Shanghai yesterday, demanding refunds on properties they bought in a complex where an unfinished building collapsed late last month.

Carrying handwritten signs spelling out their demands, they advanced through Renmin Square, in the heart of the city, chanting: 'Lotus Riverside, refund [our] homes!'

5 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Rights activist warns of police 'dirty tricks' over July 1 march

Organisers of the annual July 1 pro-democracy march warned the police yesterday against any tightening of controls on the demonstration, expressing concerns that the upcoming Olympics and the visit of a state leader could lead to crackdowns.

28 Jun 2008 - 12:00am