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  1. Criminal domestic violence cases rise 30pc in past nine months

    Posted Nov 15th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly Cases of criminal domestic violence have risen more than 30 per cent since last year, according to security chief Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong. The secretary for security said he was concerned about the latest fatal case of domestic violence in Wong Tai Sin, in which a mother and her two daughters were killed at their home on Saturday. In the first nine months of this year, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/571598
  2. Police probe mosquito egg-trap tampering case

    Posted Sep 29th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... been no cases of local dengue fever in Hong Kong since September 2003 and that the number of complaints about the insects had dropped from 9,500 in the first eight months of 2003 to about 7,300 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/565807
  3. Obscenity case could set scene for bigger fines

    Posted Sep 07th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly The government is hoping to send a landmark case to the Court of Appeal to set a precedent for bigger fines for repeated publication of indecent pictures or articles. ... case'. Despite the maximum penalty for repeatedly publishing indecent material being an HK$800,000 fine and a year's jail, the highest fine a judge has imposed is HK$50,000. 'They want ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/563015/obscenity-case-could-set-scene-bigger-fines
  4. More cases of obscenity will face full hearings

    Posted Sep 12th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly Move will require tribunal to explain in public the rationale of rulings, says Tela The government will send more cases involving obscene and indecent material for review ... the classification,' she said. While there was no 'pre-censorship' for publications, Tela had sent 31 cases to the tribunal for classification between January and July this year- seven of which were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/563665
  5. Few cases of domestic violence go to court, says shelter

    Posted Jul 30th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly Courts get to hear just one in 10 of the domestic violence cases reported to police by women seeking help from a high-profile home for battered wives and their children, ... to police but that just 10 per cent- or 14 of those cases- ended up being prosecuted. Harmony House repeatedly heard from victims that frontline police had discouraged them from filing formal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/558498/few-cases-domestic-violence-go-court-says-shelter
  6. Police reveal 31pc rise in cases of domestic abuse

    Posted Jul 26th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly Cases of domestic abuse leapt by 31 per cent in the first six months compared with the same period last year, police said yesterday as they disclosed the latest crime figures. Almost a third of people murdered were the victims of domestic violence. Between January and June police recorded 719 domestic violence cases- more than three-quarters of which were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/557998/police-reveal-31pc-rise-cases-domestic-abuse
  7. Out-of-court deal urged in Hollingworth case

    Posted May 04th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... maintained she was capable of managing her own affairs. After he made his ruling on the appeal, Judge Gill suggested to the parties that in light of the rising costs of the case, Ms ... this is a classic case to be resolved by way of mediation. I wonder if the parties and those advising them have given consideration to that course,' he said. 'I would bet a row of houses ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547437/out-court-deal-urged-hollingworth-case
  8. Intimidation figures disclosed

    Posted Nov 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly The statistics are queried by attack victim Albert Ho Just over a third of cases of criminal intimidation and physical attacks on legislators and other public figures ... the number of cases actually reported following an assault on Democratic Party vice-chairman and lawyer Albert Ho Chun-yan in August. Of the 28 reported cases over the five years, 11 have been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/570110
  9. Domestic abuse figures rising: police

    Posted Jul 26th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly Almost a third of people murdered in the first half of the year were victims of domestic violence. Cases of domestic abuse leapt by 31 per cent in the first six months compared with the same period last year, police said yesterday as they disclosed the latest crime figures. Between January and June police recorded 719 domestic violence cases- more than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/557996/domestic-abuse-figures-rising-police
  10. Dealing with some ugly home truths

    Posted Jul 30th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... that domestic violence cases had leapt by 31 per cent in the first six months of 2006 compared to the same period the year before. According to data gathered by Hong Kong University's sociology ... homicides. This year's cases included a 43-year-old woman stabbed to death in Tuen Mun- her 22-year-old son was charged over the killing. Another case that shocked Hong Kong was the discovery ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/558479/dealing-some-ugly-home-truths

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