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Lebanese soldiers detained for slapping, pushing doctor

Lebanese soldiers detained for slapping, pushing doctor

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Lebanon's army says it's detained two soldiers caught on camera slapping a doctor and pushing him into a corner inside an emergency room at the hospital in the country's northern city of TripoliBy SARAH EL DEEB Associated PressMay 20, 2020, 10:16 AM2 min read2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBEIRUT -- The Lebanese military has arrested two soldiers caught on camera slapping and pushing a doctor in an emergency ward at a hospital in the northern city of Tripoli, the army said Wednesday. The video, widely circulated online, caused an uproar — particularly as the nation’s health sector struggles to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The closed-circuit TV footage from the hospital shows a group of armed soldiers cornering a doctor in scrubs in the corridors of
Uighurs ‘detained for beards and veils’ – leak

Uighurs ‘detained for beards and veils’ – leak

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A document that appears to give the most powerful insight yet into how China determined the fate of hundreds of thousands of Muslims held in a network of internment camps has been seen by the BBC.Listing the personal details of more than 3,000 individuals from the far western region of Xinjiang, it sets out in intricate detail the most intimate aspects of their daily lives.The painstaking records - made up of 137 pages of columns and rows - include how often people pray, how they dress, whom they contact and how their family members behave.China denies any wrongdoing, saying it is combating terrorism and religious extremism.The document is said to have come, at considerable personal risk, from the same source inside Xinjiang that leaked a batch of highly ...
Hong Kong activists arrested: Joshua Wong and others detained

Hong Kong activists arrested: Joshua Wong and others detained

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Several prominent Hong Kong democracy activists have been arrested in less than 24 hours amid a police crackdown.Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow of the political party Demosisto were arrested on Friday for illegally organising a protest, before being released on bail. Independence campaigner Andy Chan was arrested at the airport on Thursday while trying to fly to Japan.They are among 900 people arrested since protests began in June.Lawmaker Cheng Chung-tai of the localist Civic Passion party was also detained, his office said. It was unclear why he was held. What led to a single gunshot being fired? Joshua Wong, the poster boy for Hong Kong protests Demonstrations against a now-suspended extradition bill have since turned into wider ...
British government worker detained in China, officials confirm

British government worker detained in China, officials confirm

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A worker at Britain's Hong Kong consulate has been detained for allegedly violating the law, the Chinese foreign ministry has said.Simon Cheng Man-Kit has not been seen for 13 days after he failed to return to work after a business trip to Shenzhen in China earlier this month. He has been given 15 days of administrative detention. Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang offered no details about why he was being detained.Less than 24 hours ago, Mr Shuang told reporters he was "not aware" of the case.Speaking before Chinese authorities confirmed they are holding the 28-year-old, the UK Foreign Office said it is extremely concerned about his case and has reached out to authorities in the country. Advertisement ...
British govt worker ‘detained in China’ after telling girlfriend to ‘pray for me’

British govt worker ‘detained in China’ after telling girlfriend to ‘pray for me’

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By Sunita Patel-Carstairs, news reporter The Foreign Office has said it is "extremely concerned" following reports a British consulate official was detained in China after telling his girlfriend to "pray for me".Simon Cheng Man-Kit has not been seen for 12 days after he failed to return to work after a business trip to Shenzhen in China on 8 August. The 28-year-old is a trade and investment officer in the UK's consulate in Hong Kong. He works in the Scottish Development International section. Image: Organisers said 1.7 million people took part in Sunday's peaceful pro-democracy march Unconfirmed reports suggest he was detained in China while returning to Hong Kong - where there hav...