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  1. Shaanxi teacher fights for justice

    Posted Oct 05th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... with the provincial high court to clear his name. Ma Wenlin submitted his application last month to Shaanxi Provincial Higher People's Court, asking for an exoneration of his 1999 conviction ... that if his conviction was overturned, he hoped he could get his party membership and teaching job back but admitted that his chances were slim. He maintained that his conviction was wrong because he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430102/shaanxi-teacher-fights-justice
  2. Fears grow for health of jailed dissident

    Posted Dec 11th 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... province. He was arrested and convicted on espionage and terrorism charges and given a life sentence in February. He was found guilty of providing intelligence to Taiwan between 1982 and 1990. He ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/437715/fears-grow-health-jailed-dissident
  3. In Brief

    Posted Nov 11th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... mainland babysitter A Hong Kong man was sentenced to six months' jail for illegally employing a mainland woman as a babysitter, the Immigration Department said. Kowloon City Court convicted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/434281/brief
  4. 'Generous' beautician jailed for stashing her lover's heroin cash

    Posted Jan 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Angel Lau Defence claimed Fong Shi-kan was a kind woman who donated huge sums to charity A 'charitable' beautician who helped her heroin-dealing lover stash his ill-gained fortune was jailed for 2? years yesterday. Fong Shi-kan, 36, was 'naive and foolish' to fall under the spell of Leung Wong, 46, a convicted drug dealer who was jailed for 30 years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/439678/generous-beautician-jailed-stashing-her-lovers-heroin-cash
  5. India's 'tandoor' killer to hang

    Posted Nov 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... practised non-violence, to the tandoor killer.' On Monday, Justice Thareja convicted Sharma and his accomplice, restaurant manager Keshav Kumar, for the July 2, 1995, murder of 29-year-old ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/433943/indias-tandoor-killer-hang
  6. Give us power to punish time-wasters, says judge

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... of a wasted costs order] yet in Hong Kong the legislation is so emasculated,' he said, after a court hearing for a convicted murderer's appeal finished inconclusively. A wasted costs order ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/433798/give-us-power-punish-time-wasters-says-judge
  7. Former councillor loses appeal over a case of impersonation

    Posted Oct 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A journalist and former district councillor lost his appeal for a reduced sentence yesterday in a case where he impersonated a Housing Department officer. Eric Wong Chung-ki, former deputy editor of Eastweek magazine, was convicted and received a suspended jail sentence in May. In his appeal, Deputy High Court Judge Esther Toh Lye-ping told Wong he had committed a serious offence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/431235/former-councillor-loses-appeal-over-case-impersonation
  8. 27 years' jail for boss of Ice-smuggling gang

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... with the drug activities.' Without the testimony of his fellow gang members it would have been extremely difficult to secure Mak's conviction, he said. Mr Justice Nguyen said he was satisfied ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/429274/27-years-jail-boss-ice-smuggling-gang
  9. 'Her Majesty's Pleasure' murderer makes another bid for freedom

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... A prisoner jailed almost 14 years ago 'at Her Majesty's Pleasure' has again appeared in court in a bid for freedom. Lai Hung-wai, 31, appeared before Mr Justice Michael Hartmann in the Court of First Instance yesterday in a hearing for a writ of habeas corpus against the Superintendent of Stanley Prison, claiming he is being unlawfully detained. Lai was convicted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/423893/her-majestys-pleasure-murderer-makes-another-bid-freedom
  10. Death sentence for Hindu extremist

    Posted Sep 23rd 2003, 12:00am

    ... They accuse the missionaries of tricking the rural poor into conversion with promises of money and other benefits - a charge denied by Christian groups. One of the convicted killers was quoted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428854/death-sentence-hindu-extremist

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