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  1. News - China - LEGAL REFORM

    Halting wrongful convictions is tough task for China, says top prosecutor

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 02:32pm by Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com China’s top prosecutor Cao Jianming says preventing wrongful convictions is the biggest task facing China’s legal supervisory body. His comments come ... His comments were made in a speech at Wednesday’s new semester opening ceremony of the National Prosecutors College, in Beijing. Cao said wrongful convictions in recent years could be blamed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1581415/stopping-chinas-false-convictions-big-challenge-legal-supervisory-body
  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Solicitor and wife of former dairy firm director convicted of laundering HK$230m

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:15am by CHRIS LAU

    ... director of listed company Natural Dairy Holdings (NZ) were convicted yesterday of laundering more than HK$200 million. Wu Wing-kit, 57, was found guilty in the District Court of laundering HK$68.95 million, while Ye Fang, 43, was convicted of dealing with the proceeds of indictable offences totalling HK$230 million. Ye burst into tears during a court break after part of the judgment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580715/solicitor-and-wife-former-dairy-firm-director-convicted-laundering
  3. News - China - JUDICIARY

    Family calls for wrongful conviction probe after man spends six years on death row

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:28pm by Echo Hui

    ... acquitted of murdering two children after previous trials found him guilty are urging authorities to investigate the wrongful convictions. Nian Bin, a 38-year-old hawker, was arrested for the murder of two children with rat poison in 2006 in Fujian province. He supposedly pleaded guilty, but after he was convicted in 2008 by the Fuzhou Intermediate Court, he appealed, claiming police had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580539/wrongfully-convicted-mans-sister-lawyer-call-investigation-six-year
  4. News - China - CRIME

    Death sentence upheld for Zhou Yongkang-linked tycoon Liu Han convicted of 'mafia' crimes

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 12:14pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Zhou Yongkang-linked mining magnate loses appeal against murder, casino convictions Tycoon's death sentence is upheld A Sichuan mining tycoon with links ... were also given death sentences, while 31 others were convicted of crimes ranging from murder to involvement in mafia-style gangs after their 21-day trial. Liu Han's Hanlong Group- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1568189/tycoon-linked-security-tsar-zhou-yongkangs-loses-appeal-against-death-sentence
  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai surrogate mum wants healthy twin back amid reports biological father is convicted paedophile

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 10:40pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Sri Racha Woman says she was shocked by reports biological father is a convicted paedophile Thai surrogate mother wants healthy twin back A Thai surrogate mother left ... is a convicted paedophile. Pattaramon Chanbua, a 21-year-old food vendor who has two young children of her own, has been bringing up baby boy Gammy as her own since he was born in December. She said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1567148/thai-surrogate-mum-wants-healthy-twin-back-amid-reports-biological-father
  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Conviction quashed, jail term cut in cat cruelty case

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Conviction quashed, jail term cut in cat cruelty case A man convicted of torturing a cat to death had his name cleared on appeal, while a second man had his ... was present at the scene, and quashed his conviction and sentence. He also found So's sentence to be too severe compared with cases of a similar nature. Mark Mak Chi-ho, executive chairman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1566475/conviction-quashed-jail-term-cut-cat-cruelty-case
  7. News - World - CANADA

    Canada extradites 20 Hungarians convicted in human trafficking case

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:57pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Ottawa Hungarian human traffickers expelled Canada has announced the extradition of 20 Hungarians convicted in what authorities described as the largest human trafficking case in Canadian history, for forcing eastern European refugee claimants into slavery. Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney made the announcement on Tuesday in Hamilton, Ontario where ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557627/canada-extradites-20-hungarians-convicted-human-trafficking-case
  8. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Judge overturns HK Electric conviction over 2012 Lamma ferry crash

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 03:28am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com HK Electric wins appeal against ferry-crash fine A High Court judge has overturned the conviction of the owner of one of the boats involved in the 2012 Lamma ... yesterday there was no evidence to show that three crew members were insufficient considering all the circumstances at the time. The company was convicted in Eastern Court last August and initially ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1552317/judge-overturns-hk-electric-conviction-over-2012-lamma-ferry-crash
  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Aquino explains why he denied actress national award over drug conviction

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 10:45pm by AFP

    ... one of the country's most accomplished film stars because of a drug conviction. Last month's snub of multi-award-winning actress Nora Aunor sparked a nationwide furore, with millions of fans insisting no one deserved a "national artist" prize more than the 61-year-old fondly nicknamed the "Superstar". "Ms Nora Aunor has been convicted for drugs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1544469/aquino-explains-why-he-denied-actress-national-award-over-drug-conviction
  10. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Rolf Harris' hometown moves to purge all memory of him after sex abuse conviction

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 11:21pm by AFP

    ... distanced itself from the disgraced entertainer after he was convicted of indecently assaulting girls. Harris, 84, was found guilty of all 12 charges against him after a six-week trial in London ... whether to remove his status as a freeman. "It is a shock but it's something we must do now to distance ourselves from the crimes in which he's been convicted. Unfortunately ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1544441/rolf-harris-hometown-moves-purge-all-memory-him-after-sex-abuse

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