A bad week for ...

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 03 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 03 June, 2012, 12:00am


Julian Assange

The co-founder of whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks lost his appeal against extradition to Sweden, where he faces sex-crime allegations. Unusually, the court granted a request by his lawyers to delay his extradition until at least June 13 to allow a possible application to reopen the case. A Swedish lawyer for the two women who accuse Assange of rape and sexual assault told reporters the 40-year-old Australian would be extradited 'sooner or later'.

Jerome Lau Ting-sing

A District Court judge described the local businessman as 'morally despicable' when convicting him of indecent assault and criminal intimidation during photo shoots involving nude male models. Lau, who was remanded in custody ahead of sentencing later this month, has asked for the return of more than 60,000 photos confiscated by police.

Zhang Ziyi

The film star appointed a local law firm to consider taking legal action against Apple Daily for reporting rumours on a US-based Chinese-language news site that she was paid 10 million yuan (HK$12.21 million) to sleep with former Chongqing party boss Bo Xilai and 700 million yuan to sleep with other senior officials.