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  1. Revealed: blunder that allowed dissenting judge to sit on Japanese war crimes tribunal

    Posted Oct 15th 2009, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo To some Japanese nationalists, Judge Radhabinod Pal is a hero. Pal, India's representative at the war crimes tribunal marking the end of the second world war, earned a place in history as the sole dissenting voice on the tribunal that in 1948 found all 25 Japanese defendants guilty of Class-A war crimes. To his supporters, Pal understood that imperial ...

  2. Rape, murder and pickpocketing up, but the overall crime rate drops

    Posted Feb 29th 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Hong Kong's crime rate fell for the first time in two years last month. Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong yesterday reported an 11.4 per cent drop in overall crime for January compared with the same period last year, though there was a rise in rape, murder and pickpocketing. He said the decrease in the number of reports of shoplifting, theft from ...

  3. 'Godfathers' on trial in latest crime crackdown

    Posted Aug 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The China Youth Daily reports the brothers are accused of heading an organised crime group charged with murder, assault, gambling, illegal detention and gun possession. The gang has allegedly killed ...

  4. Scientist called on to ready Beijing for terror gas attack

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

    ... and research. For a very long time, our security work has been centred on crime prevention, mass incidents [protests] or counter-espionage work. Very few people thought about the possibility ...

  5. Dissident's trial sends message to activists

    Posted Dec 24th 2009, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... permitted to see her husband since March, was prevented from attending. Only his brother was allowed to attend the hearing. Liu Xiaoxuan said his brother defended himself rationally in court ... with dozens of police vehicles and about 100 uniformed and plain-clothes police standing guard, witnesses said. Police cordoned off the court to prevent Liu's supporters from getting near ...

  6. Public vs party on Japan issue

    Posted Apr 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that while one is carrying out a universally recognised crime, others can do it too? So while the US is committing human rights abuses in the Middle East and its military base in Cuba, China ... China's past bad crimes? Such critics should open their eyes. It is the party that does not wish to admit Japanese wrongs. CLARENCE WONG, Central Rising nationalism This anti-Taiwan, anti-Japan ...

  7. Political Animal

    Posted Mar 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a confidentiality agreement preventing him from talking about the proceedings. The gag order was imposed after Mr Tse unnerved the board of directors by saying he wanted to supervise the work of the council ... the proposal.' Is a hungry thief on the loose in Legco? Is Legco becoming a crime scene? We're not talking about the antics of League of Social Democrats legislators in the chamber but incidents ...

  8. Tied to the cause

    Posted Mar 17th 2010, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... on abolition, dramatically pledged to resign, or even surrender her own life, if that was necessary to prevent an execution. She risked her career by predicting boldly that her government would never ... credible by increasing the length of prison sentences for major crimes and tightening standards for granting parole to those sentenced to life terms. This agenda, which sounds so similar ...

  9. Bangladesh 'most violent place in Asia to be a journalist'

    Posted Apr 03rd 2004, 12:00am

    ... the white burial shroud. Mortaza, who has exposed organised crime, religious extremists and corrupt politicians, regularly receives death threats from unidentified callers on his cell phone, office ... fact-finding visit. Ms Cooper accused Bangladeshi authorities of 'constant surveillance' and intimidation to prevent the delegation from discussing press freedom issues openly with local ...

  10. Coming to terms with being a global player

    Posted Mar 04th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... sponsored by Britain and France for an asset freeze, arms embargo and travel ban. It supported a recommendation that the International Criminal Court investigate war crimes in Libya, the first time ... to the 'last drop of blood'. After all, China in 2005 backed a UN policy calling on member nations to protect a state's population from war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity. ...




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