Chinese middle class in uproar over alleged police brutality

Dec 29, 2016

Chinese middle class in uproar over alleged police brutality

The relatives of a Chinese man who died in a high-profile case involving alleged police brutality have decided not to sue, citing immense pressure, their lawyer said Thursday. The move comes despite thousands of middle-class Chinese signing online petitions to protest the dropping of ...

Singapore teen critic held in US, reportedly wants asylum

Dec 25, 2016

Singapore teen critic held in US, reportedly wants asylum

U.S. immigration officials say a teenage blogger from Singapore whose supporters say is seeking asylum is in custody after being detained last week at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Gail Montenegro said Saturday in a written statement that 18-year-old ...

Dec 20, 2016

Indonesia police: Edict against Christmas attire isn't law

Indonesian police say they will take action against Islamic groups that use violence to enforce an edict from the country’s leading Islamic body forbidding Muslims from wearing Christmas attire. National police chief Gen. Tito Karnavian said Monday the edict is not a law in ...