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  1. News - Hong Kong - JUSTICE

    Talks on Hong Kong-Macau deal over fugitive transfers at 'mature' stage: Rimsky Yuen

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 03:19pm by Stuart Lau

    ... "In terms of the retroactive period, it forms a part of the arrangement. There will be an express provision on when the law takes effect and how past cases should be handled." He would ...

  2. News - China - JUSTICE

    Shanxi police official faces trial after interrogation subject ends up in a coma

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 06:37pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... charge. Wang was sacked from the force and detained. He was released on bail and is awaiting trial soon for dereliction of duty. Other police personnel linked to the case have been punished, but the details were unclear. A police investigation team sent by the Public Safety Bureau of Lvliang, which has Fenyang under its jurisdiction, confirmed that the case against Cao was a misunderstanding, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - JUSTICE

    Hong Kong women set to face Italian court in Berlusconi case

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by Patrick Boehler, Lana Lam

    ... Patrick Boehler and Lana Lam Pair alleged to have been part of tax and fraud scam linked to claims involving Donald Tsang HK women set to face Italian court in Berlusconi case Two Hong Kong women are set to face allegations of money laundering in an Italian court next week in a high-profile case linked to disgraced Italian ex-prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. The case is also ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - JUSTICE

    Ten years' jail too little for serial sex offender: judge

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:45am by JULIE CHU

    ... 31 last year, telling her to shut up if she did not want to die. "The maximum sentence is insufficient in this case," Madam Justice Esther Toh Lye-ping said. "I think it is time to look at Cheung's case closely. It is not only to help him but also to prevent him from causing danger to society." The court heard that Cheung had six previous convictions, ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - JUSTICE

    Lack of transparency on legal aid decisions criticised

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 11:25am by Austin Chiu

    ... of legal aid in what he saw as a clearly meritorious case in a judgment handed down in September. "The instances of those denied legal aid for clearly arguable cases ought to be a matter of considerable concern to those interested in the administration of justice. But the periodic expressions of concern … over the years seem to have no effect," Stock wrote. In that case, Yeung ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - JUSTICE

    Rule putting HK$1m lawsuit cases into top court wrong, says judiciary

    Posted Jul 07th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Judiciary says rule that pushes such hearings automatically into top court should be scrapped HK$1m trigger on lawsuit cases 'undesirable' The rule ... undesirable. But it has rejected raising the threshold, saying it would do nothing to stop unworthy cases tying up the Court of Final Appeal (CFA). The proposed changes are outlined in a paper ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - JUSTICE

    Erwiana supporters accuse Indonesia of pressuring her to appoint consulate lawyer

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 07:48pm by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Migrants' Co-ordinating Body. "Why would they want her to change her lawyer? … We suspect they are trying to do some damage control because of the bad publicity her case generated about ...

  8. News - World - JUSTICE

    Qatar court jails US couple for three years over death of adopted African daughter

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 12:26am by AFP

    ... the child had an eating disorder, called on US President Barack Obama, who visits neighbouring Saudi Arabia today, to intervene in the case. They have two weeks to appeal. We feel as if we are being ... should be allowed to go home." Defence lawyer Eric Woltz said the case was left in confusion and the charge unclear. "The judge literally read a couple of sentences. There wasn't ...

  9. News - China - JUSTICE

    The case that put China's rule of law on trial

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau mimi.lau@scmp.com Lawyers who rallied in support of businessman Li Qinghong say his 14-year jail term is proof that the courts serve only to protect the party The case that put ... into confessing to crimes they had not commited. Last month's verdict is considered final, leaving little hope that the case will be overturned. Lawyers and Li's family have sought a review ...

  10. News - China - JUSTICE

    US citizen being tried as Chinese national on organised crime charges in Guangzhou

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 02:56pm by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com American businessman Vincent Wu tells Guangzhou court it's unfair to put him on trial him as Chinese national in organised crime case Citizenship row clouds 'mafia' case The question of an American businessman's nationality has taken centre stage in his trial on 10 serious criminal charges- including accusations ...




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