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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    July 1 whistler's assault conviction is 'wrong', says legal expert

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 09:04am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Assault conviction of man who whistled at police during annual protest 'distorted' the law and should be corrected, says top legal academic July 1 whistler's conviction wrong: expert The assault conviction of a man for whistling loudly at police officers during the July 1 protest was wrong and should be corrected in the top court, a senior law ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Academic weighs in on 'lenient' sentence

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:50am by Eddie Lee, Danny Mok

    ... in May last year. The pair had been convicted for continuing a protest after the July 1 pro-democracy march in 2011. Mr Justice Derek Pang Wai-cheong found the sentence too harsh and instead fined them HK$4,800 each. He also overturned a conviction for convening and organising an unlawful assembly, saying the Eastern Court magistrate had failed to properly explain the evidence. ...

  3. News - China - LAW

    Chinese court hands down harsh jail sentences to New Citizen Movement activists

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 10:34am by Patrick Boehler

    ... All three were convicted of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble", while Liu and Wei were also found guilty of "gathering a crowd to disrupt public order in a public ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Prosecution guidelines still a letdown, says veteran barrister

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 05:37am by Stuart Lau

    ... conviction rates was negligible, both about 70 per cent, he said. Yeung said Hong Kong, unlike some common law jurisdictions, did not give defendants the right to choose the mode of trial. The ideal ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Hong Kong's top judge says Basic Law will be interpreted in a 'generous manner'

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 03:15am by Stuart Lau

    ... selection of these paragraphs from a 2005 judgment- upholding lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung's conviction of holding a procession without notification but a landmark approval of the constitutional ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Chief Hong Kong prosecutor wants easier way to seize dirty cash

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Chief prosecutor calls for reform of law so that assets can be confiscated without a criminal conviction- as is the case in other countries DPP wants easier ... laundering. Director of Public Prosecutions Kevin Zervos said the fact that prosecutors need a criminal conviction before they can apply for a confiscation order is hampering their efforts. ...

  7. News - China Insider - LAW

    Beijing courts hear appeals in two landmark cases

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 01:50pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Beijing’s courts are hearing appeals by defendants in two of the capital’s biggest court cases of the year on Tuesday. Shortly after 9am, the Beijing Intermediate People’s Court began hearing Li Guanfeng’s appeal against a rape conviction. Li, formerly known as Li Tianyi, the 17-year-old son of Major General Li Shuangjiang, was found ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    HK$1.39b in criminal proceeds frozen; more punished for laundering

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu, JEFFIE LAM

    ... leading to the conviction of 166 people. Of these, two mainland offenders saw assets of some HK$273 million frozen by a court order. The figures were unveiled in an annual report, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Record number prosecuted under tough Public Order Ordinance

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... that these protests were affecting public safety," said Wong, who was among eight people given fines and suspended sentences last month after being convicted of unlawful assembly under the ordinance. ... in choosing an offence with a more severe penalty as a deterrent. Director of Public Prosecutions Kevin Zervos SC said decisions were made independently based on a reasonable prospect of conviction ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Top prosecutor Kevin Zervos calls for leniency for first-time offenders

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... of the law again. Director of Public Prosecutions Kevin Zervos told the South China Morning Post that successful convictions and harsh penalties are not necessarily a deterrent for first-time ...



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