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  1. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1483246/ten-years-jail-too-little-serial-sex-offender-judge
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1468768/lack-transparency-legal-aid-decisions-criticised
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/1471774
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1458702/qatar-court-jails-us-couple-three-years-over-death-adopted-african
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1314200/hong-kong-women-set-face-italian-court-berlusconi-case
  6. Sport - Other Sport - JUSTICE

    Oscar Pistorius set to take on the biggest challenge of his life, in a South African court

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 12:35am by AFP

    ... allegedly assaulting a 19-year-old woman at a party in a case recently settled out of court. Two years later, he allegedly fired a gun through the sunroof of an ex-girlfriend's moving car. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1438097/oscar-pistorius-set-take-biggest-challenge-his-life-south-african
  7. News - China - JUSTICE

    Shanghai medical student who fatally poisoned roommate is sentenced to death

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 01:35pm by Andrea Chen

    ... for was the death sentence with a reprieve since it was an intentional homicide case, but Lin’s parents insisted on Lin’s innocence and did not formally apologise or offer any form of compensation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1430224/shanghai-medical-student-who-fatally-poisoned-roommate-sentenced-death
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1425164/us-businessman-vincent-wu-trial-mob-crimes-guangzhou
  9. 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

    ... nothing to stop unworthy cases tying up the Court of Final Appeal (CFA). The proposed changes are outlined in a paper submitted to the Legislative Council. They have split opinion among lawmakers who practise as lawyers. Some fear it could make it more difficult to persuade the court's judges to take expensive cases further. In justifying the changes, the judiciary says: "The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1277011/rule-putting-hk1m-lawsuit-cases-top-court-wrong-says-judiciary
  10. News - China - JUSTICE

    Activist's bid to overturn June 4 vigil punishment fails in Guangzhou

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 03:56am by Mimi Lau

    ... Jinxue, said the case represented a breakthrough, since any discussion of the June 4 incident was taboo on the mainland. "It's rare to see a case relating to June 4 being heard ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1411280/activists-bid-overturn-june-4-vigil-punishment-fails-guangzhou

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