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  1. The worst system corrupts its best officials

    Posted Mar 28th 2011, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... million yuan or more was likely to be executed as a warning to others. Over the past few years, however, mainland courts have largely refrained from executing corrupt officials even though ... to fight corruption. Indeed, a day hardly passes without reports of corrupt officials being punished or authorities stepping up anti-corruption efforts to root out corruption. Last week, a court ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/742276/worst-system-corrupts-its-best-officials
  2. Justice reformed as Afghans modernise their legal system

    Posted Sep 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... dimension to the judicial system: the 'revolutionary courts'. Tens of thousands of Afghans were jailed or executed for so-called 'political crimes'. 'For the first time, ... sodomy. But fortunately for Vins White, when his case comes up for trial in Afghanistan's barely functioning judicial system, it will almost certainly be under a new, secular criminal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/471467/justice-reformed-afghans-modernise-their-legal-system
  3. Sex pest attacked legal counsel while in custody, court told

    Posted Jul 10th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... he believed would give him notoriety. Defence lawyer Yaddy Cheung said Chong thought this way because he had dropped out of the education system at an early stage. The court heard ... the offence behind bars, a court heard yesterday. Chong Tak-keung, 37, was in detention for molesting a woman just two weeks after he was freed from a four-year stint in jail for attempted rape, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/719290/sex-pest-attacked-legal-counsel-while-custody-court-told
  4. Baking powder swapped for gang's cocaine, court told

    Posted Mar 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... powder, a court was told yesterday. Police had swapped the cocaine for baking powder after finding the drug consignment in a shipment of cocoa at the airport, Mrs Justice Verina Bokhary and a jury were told in the Court of First Instance. The four suspects- Chan Chu-leung, Ng Hon-yin, Hui Yiu-mo and Yim Chi-ho, aged 21 to 35 and all unemployed- were arrested on February 19 last year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/710119/baking-powder-swapped-gangs-cocaine-court-told
  5. Appeal court quashes jury conviction in rare move

    Posted Apr 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... an unusual turn last week when the Court of Appeal quashed Cheung's conviction, overturning the jury's verdict. In written reasons for their 'rare and exceptional move', released ... to the jury, a distinct feeling of unease is left behind as to the correctness of this verdict,' the appellate court said in its 15-page judgment. Jury verdicts tend to be viewed as sacrosanct so ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/678626/appeal-court-quashes-jury-conviction-rare-move
  6. Best friend strangled, court hears

    Posted Jan 11th 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui A depressed 39-year-old woman strangled her best friend hours after attacking another friend, then tried to strangle herself while in detention, a court heard yesterday. Ling Po-shan, a hospital clerk, said after her arrest: 'I killed my best friend, why did I kill my best friend?' prosecutor Dee Crebbin told the Court of First Instance. Ling pleaded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/484982/best-friend-strangled-court-hears
  7. Executions mount as court seeks to curb rising drug-related crimes

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo Six drug traffickers were executed yesterday as the Supreme People's Court sought to show its determination to curb the growing number of drug-related crimes. The court did not say where the traffickers were executed. Earlier in the week, four traffickers from Shanghai and Liaoning were put to death. A senior court official announced the executions yesterday morning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/684853/executions-mount-court-seeks-curb-rising-drug-related-crimes
  8. One more RTHK man to appear in court today

    Posted Jul 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit Programmer faces misconduct charge A senior RTHK programme officer will appear in court today accused of illegally arranging for his mother to do freelance work for the broadcaster for which she was paid HK$405,000. David Ho Chung-yan, 47, will appear in Kowloon City Court on one count of misconduct in public office. The Independent Commission Against Corruption said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/645303/one-more-rthk-man-appear-court-today
  9. Smuggling charges flawed, court told

    Posted Aug 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... The mainland prosecution of a Hong Kong woman for smuggling leather through a company in the city was flawed as the law could not be extended to Hong Kong, a court in Guangdong heard ... of leather for her father's furniture company in Shunde between January and November 2000, evading 3.5 million yuan (HK$3.3 million) in tax. The court heard Chau helped process the imports ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/425547/smuggling-charges-flawed-court-told
  10. Citizens are still a long way from enjoying true justice

    Posted Jan 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... evidence'. They have also laid the groundwork for creating a witness protection system and made it compulsory for witnesses, including police officers, to testify in court. The drafts have further ... Ng Tze-wei With only meagre improvements in the second draft of amendments to the Criminal Procedure Law, it appears the mainland's criminal justice system is still a long way from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/989242/citizens-are-still-long-way-enjoying-true-justice

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