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Mar 22, 2016

Vietnam blogger on trial for anti-state posts

A prominent Vietnamese blogger who is a former police officer and the son of a late government minister will be put on trial this week for alleged anti-state postings, his lawyer said Tuesday. Nguyen Huu Vinh and his assistant, Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy, are ...

Mar 13, 2016

China's criminal conviction rate nearly 100% in 2015

China found almost 100 percent of criminal defendants guilty last year, figures from the country’s top court showed Sunday, even as authorities pledged to reduce wrongful convictions. A total of 1,039 accused were “declared innocent” by Chinese courts in 2015, Zhou Qiang, head of ...

'Missing' bookseller back in Hong Kong: government

Mar 4, 2016

'Missing' bookseller back in Hong Kong: government

One of five “missing” Hong Kong booksellers who was detained on the mainland returned to the city Friday and met police, the government said, in a case that has provoked fears of increasing Chinese interference in the semiautonomous region. Lui Por, who has been ...