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Cultural attitudes impede organ donations in China

Chinese former vice health minister Huang Jiefu speaks during a press conference of the China's human organ transplant system at the Health Ministry office in Beijing .Photo: AP

China is phasing out its reliance on executed prisoners for donated organs, but an architect of the country’s transplant system said on Friday that ingrained cultural attitudes are impeding the rise of donations among the general population.

Saturday, 18 May, 2013, 11:25am 2 comments

Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik says his prison is inhumane

Anders Breivik salutes at his trial in Oslo in August. Photo: AP

Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik, who is serving a 21-year sentence for killing 77 people, has complained that he is being held in inhumane conditions and is being denied freedom of expression.

10 Nov 2012 - 3:00am

China Digest, October 22, 2012

China Digest, October 22, 2012


Autumn lovers in a jam

22 Oct 2012 - 4:13am

Jail breakout plot foiled in Australia

Australian authorities claimed yesterday to have foiled a plot by Islamic converts to break out of the country's most secure jail.

The converts - among them Aborigines and formerly Christian inmates - were allegedly led by one of Australia's most dangerous criminals, convicted murderer Bassam Hamzy.

24 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

One large prison is not part of project

I refer to letter by J. H. Fleming headlined 'Smaller prisons are more manageable' (South China Morning Post, July 11).

17 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Top-security inmates offered touching moments as rewards

Long-term maximum-security prisoners at Stanley Prison can now touch their babies and hold hands of elderly parents under a new 'carrot and stick' rehabilitation scheme.

Prison officers say they have witnessed the positive effect that contact with their children can have on offenders.

12 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Jail curbs on child visitors 'unfair'

Hong Kong human rights groups are to lodge a protest with the United Nations over a prison rule that prohibits children over the age of six from having any physical contact with their jailed parents.

24 Jun 2001 - 12:00am