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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong activist pledges to continue human rights fight at trial in Shenzhen

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng in Shenzhen huifeng.he@scmp.com Yang Kuang tells judge that even if he is jailed he will only work harder for human rights on the mainland and the right to visit his family HK activist speaks outat his trial in Shenzhen Hong Kong activist Yang Kuang spoke out for human rights when he was put on trial yesterday in Shenzhen over accusations he illegally entered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1482423/activist-yang-kuang-speaks-out-human-rights-trial-shenzhen
  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Removing Falun Gong banners 'breached right to free speech'

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:02am by Austin Chiu

    ... of banners a 'breach of our rights' Two Falun Gong members had their constitutional right to freedom of expression breached when Food and Environmental Hygiene Department officers removed ... members put up scores of banners in tourist areas, often covering Falun Gong material. Lawyers for Hung and Chee told the court Falun Gong members had exercised their right to demonstrate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1464051/removing-falun-gong-banners-breached-right-free-speech
  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    'I saved his bacon': Man denies mistreating pet wild boar ‘Little Tommy’ after bite

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:43pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Tommy" but pleaded guilty to failing to report an animal bite, after the boar bit a human. Shing, 63, was arrested in November after being seen allegedly walking the animal on a chain along ... of the cruelty charge. Animal rights activists from the Hong Kong Wild Boar Concern Group- which has been in touch with Shing on how to ensure the wild boar's welfare- also attended court yesterday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1482206/man-denies-mistreating-his-pet-boar-little-tommy
  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Phoenix TV sued over US sex claims

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:01am by Shirley Zhao and Agence France-Presse

    ... mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law new legislation that gives unpaid interns the same right as paid employees to sue over allegations they were harassed or discriminated against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1484587/phoenix-tv-sued-over-us-sex-claims
  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    PLA break-in suspect calls to halt trial, claiming pressure from Beijing

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:37am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... indicating the boundary, Pang said. They insisted that even if they had stepped within its boundary, they had the right to do so and it was done as a gesture, the lawyer said. The defence disputed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1472077/suspect-pla-break-calls-halt-trial-claiming-pressure-beijing
  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Extradition case must not be delayed: lawyer

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:02am by JULIE CHU

    ... for the rights of an arrested person, ensuring his detention would be justified. Such a person was sufficiently protected under the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance, which lists the conditions in which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1464194/extradition-case-must-not-be-delayed-lawyer
  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Insider trading suspect Xiao Hui wants extradition case delayed

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 04:03am by JULIE CHU

    ... his right to seek asylum. "The jurisdiction can take into account [Xiao's situation] because there is no discretion to remove this person unless his asylum claim has failed," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1461927/insider-trading-suspect-xiao-hui-wants-extradition-case-delayed
  8. News - China - COURTS

    Top officials join start of trial of 'mafia' tycoon Liu Han

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 11:07pm by Keith Zhai

    ... it was not the right time. Liu's other lawyer, Xuan Dong, quoted the defendant as telling him: "I'm a dead man already, so there's no need to defend me seriously." A family member, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1462009/senior-party-officials-start-trial-mafia-tycoon-liu-han-xianning-hubei
  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Judge Frank Stock slams long and wasteful trials

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 02:58am by Austin Chiu

    ... trial, Stock said. But the smooth running of a trial, which lawyers had a duty to ensure, was not inconsistent with the right to a fair trial, he said. The judge also noted that the prosecution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1459770/judge-frank-stock-slams-long-and-wasteful-trials
  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Filipino maid's son wins right to challenge residency decision in top court

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 04:02am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Maid's son wins right to challenge residency verdict The Hong Kong born and raised son of a Filipino maid yesterday won permission to challenge in the top court an Immigration Department decision not to grant him permanent residence. The Court of Final Appeal granted Joseph James Gutierrez, 17, the chance to appeal on the grounds that his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1412801/filipino-maids-son-wins-right-challenge-residency-decision-top-court

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