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  1. Dhaka's warring women refuse to bury the hatchet

    Posted Sep 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... village home a day after his murder. Sheikh Hasina has been demanding the country's courts deal swiftly with the appeals of four convicts given the death sentence in 1998 for killing her father. But the case continues to languish within the court system. While four convicted killers are in jail, the whereabouts of 11 others is still unknown. Analyst Manojit Mitra laments Begum ...

  2. It's just a resolution

    Posted Dec 29th 2004, 12:00am by Claude Adams

    ... and judges. Gaffes made this month will often be forgiven next month. With this in mind, here are four factors Canadians should consider. All touch on our justice system. Do not be photographed ... of court a free man after admitting he 'made a terrible mistake' when he broke rival player Steve Moore's neck in an unprovoked attack in a game last March. Bertuzzi will be going ...

  3. Court gives Hindu mother Muslim sons

    Posted Jul 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur A landmark court ruling has given a Hindu mother custody of her Muslim sons, four and five years old, with the clause that she neither praise nor preach ... for secularism against Islamic fundamentalism. 'The court failed to see Shamala as a person... only as a mother and a Hindu at that,' said Ivy Josiah, director of the Women Aid Organisation, ...

  4. Lawyers plan silent march over 'damage to the rule of law'

    Posted Apr 08th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... their members to attend the march, from the High Court to the Court of Final Appeal. Protesters are being asked to dress in black to signify the damage done to Hong Kong's legal system by the interpretation move. Mr Tong said the march would be similar to a 1999 demonstration when more than 600 lawyers protested against an NPC interpretation overthrowing the Court of Final Appeal's ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Jun 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Eastern Court with perverting the course of public justice. Mo, 43, former chairwoman of Shanghai Merchants Holdings, is accused of asking Hideki Hue Ying-fai to induce his wife, Joanne Lui ... 2002, and May 31 last year. The case involving perversion of justice has been transferred to the District Court for a hearing a week today. Health chief defends lump-sum grants Lump-sum grants ...

  6. Rough justice

    Posted Nov 04th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Robles

    ... Alan Robles At any time within the next few days, an army general discovered to have amassed an inexplicable hoard of wealth will be hauled before a court martial. In ordering ... That will take some doing. Filipinos familiar with how things work will not hold their breath because they know that, in their country, you do not just get your day in court; you get years. The record ...

  7. Prisoners of lore

    Posted May 24th 2005, 12:00am by Sue Green

    ... arrivals at the docks, provided a social welfare system of sorts and supplied court translators. 'It wasn't uncommon, especially during the 1890s depression, for men to commit crimes ... Cheong, fell foul of the law, their crimes sometimes borne of desperation- stealing food or opium, for instance. Their harsh sentences were the climax of court proceedings they often couldn't ...

  8. City Briefs

    Posted Jun 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a judicial review. Eastern Court magistrate Eddie Yip adjourned the case until June 22 for sentencing. Choi was remanded in Correctional Services Department custody and Wong was released on $100,000 ... maritime safety. For example, operators of high-speed craft will have to install an automatic identification system that monitors speed. clothes rack breaks fall A 14-year-old boy survived a plunge ...

  9. Believe only the hard evidence

    Posted Jun 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... States. Well, signing a covenant is one thing but living up to it is another. Beijing signed the Convention Against Torture in 1988- 17 years ago- but its courts are still accepting confessions based on torture. That discredits the entire judicial system. Ching was apparently lured to Guangzhou by security people. Incidents like this should remind Hong Kong people how precious ...

  10. Wife 'served banker secret recipe'

    Posted Jun 09th 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Husband left incoherent after drinking milkshake, court told The wife of a top American banker served her husband and a neighbour spiked strawberry milkshakes made with her 'secret recipe' before murdering her spouse, a court heard yesterday. Government laboratory tests identified four types of hypnotics and an anti-depressant in the stomach of Robert Peter ...




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