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At least thirteen Scottish councils are currently using surveillance cameras made by Hikvision, a company linked to repression of Uighurs in China, according to the Scottish Lib Dems. Previously, The Times reported that Hikvision facial recognition cameras are used to distinguish entire ethnic minor

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Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has called on the Scottish government to set out a timescale for removing components from its security systems produced by a firm linked to repression of Uighurs in China. His comments come as a group of 67 MPs and lords have called on the UK gover

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China has committed the crime of genocide by imposing measures aimed at reducing the birth rate of Uyghurs in Xinjiang, a UK-based people's tribunal has concluded. The Uyghur Tribunal, chaired by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC and comprised of various legal and human rights experts, issued its final judgment

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The Law Societies of Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland have condemned Chinese sanctions against lawyers. They said in a statement that they "unreservedly condemn the recent announcement by the Government of the People’s Republic of China of sanctions against lawyers for providing legal ad

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The Chinese government is to revoke the licences of human rights lawyers hired to help protestors in Hong Kong who were arrested as they attempted to flee to Taiwan last August. A Chinese court sentenced 10 of the protestors to prison terms ranging from seven months to two years after they were conv

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A former lawyer who used social media to report from Wuhan following the first outbreak of Covid-19 last February has been jailed for four years for "picking quarrels and provoking trouble". Zhang Zhan, a 37-year-old human rights activist who was also detained in 2019 for speaking in support of anti

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A former lawyer detained for more than six months because she reported on the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan has been given a feeding tube so she can be force-fed after going on a hunger strike. Zhang Zhan, 37, was arrested in May and accused of “picking quarrels and stirring up trouble”,

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A law professor has been detained after he refused to stop publicly criticising the government and “personality cult” of President Xi, The Times reports. Xu Zhangrun, 57, was taken into custody yesterday and removed from his post at the prestigious Tsinghua University after he wrote an a

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Human rights groups have called for the release of Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang, who has been jailed for four-and-a-half years for "subverting state power". Mr Quanzhang was the last lawyer awaiting a verdict in connection with a 2015 crackdown which targeted nearly 250 human rights la

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