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  1. Sri Lanka must probe war crime allegations

    Posted Jun 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... were comprehensively defeated. Despite allegations of war crimes, a Western-backed resolution demanding an international investigation was defeated at the UN Human Rights Council in May 2009. But, last week, the call for accountability received a major fillip when a documentary was aired by Britain's Channel 4, showing what it said was evidence of war crimes and crimes against ...

  2. Crime on rise and social stability at risk, report says

    Posted Feb 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei The mainland's crime rate is on the rise for the first time since 2000, a government think tank warned this week, adding that maintaining social stability will remain a big ... of criminal cases rose 10 per cent to 5.3 million, while the number of public security cases rose 20 per cent to 9.9 million. The overall crime rate had previously been more or less stable since 2000. ...

  3. Officials arrest 24 suspects for 'grave crimes'

    Posted Mar 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Tibetan authorities have formally arrested 24 suspects for 'grave crimes' as officials admit unrest has spread to Sichuan province . Xie Yanjun , a Lhasa deputy ... arson and other grave crimes' in riots. 'The facts of the crimes are clear and the evidence is solid, and they should be severely punished,' Mr Xie said. They are the first ...

  4. Blurry line between crime and terrorism

    Posted Mar 26th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... to trial, it may throw light on the murky but significant connection between organised crime and terrorism. Asian, European and US officials say this link has been providing militant groups- ... crime-and-terrorist organisations are probably the Dawood Ibrahim gang and the Tamil Tigers. The former was a Mafia-style crime syndicate based in Mumbai. Headed by Dawood Ibrahim, the gang made big profits ...

  5. Hanged for the wrong crime

    Posted Jan 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... with the Iranians, invaded Kuwait in 1990, and massacred Iraqi Shiites in 1991 when they rebelled against his rule. And they hanged him for Dujail? With all of Hussein's other crimes to choose from, why ... of Hussein's major crimes, one way or another, so no trial that delved into the details of those crimes could be allowed. Instead, the spin doctors in the current Bush administration put the Dujail ...

  6. Record number of officers promoted to tackle crime and riots

    Posted Aug 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Shenzhen The central government has promoted 28 armed police officers to the rank of major-general in a move observers believe could help combat rampant crime ... as saying. Hong Kong-based mainland observer Johnny Lau Yui-siu said the record number of promotions was designed to combat widespread crime in cities and the increasing number of riots ...

  7. Gun crimes not on the rise: police

    Posted Jun 25th 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma Despite the use of American-made firearms in two recent cases, a detective says there are fewer crimes involving guns in Hong Kong and no evidence their use is rising. 'In the '90s people crossed the border from the mainland and some of them brought Black Star guns with the intent to commit crimes,' said Superintendent Lam Sai-kit, of the Hong Kong Island ...

  8. Prosecutors wrap up war crimes case

    Posted May 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is expected next month. Taylor launched a rebellion in Liberia in the early 1990s, seizing power in 1997. He resigned in August 2003, just months after a UN tribunal indicted him on crimes against ...

  9. Arroyo considers courts martial for civilian economic crimes

    Posted Mar 20th 2006, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is considering plans to allow the military to court-martial civilians for purely civilian crimes. She said on state-run television that military tribunals could try civilians who commit 'economic sabotage', an offence which could apply to large-scale tax evaders and smugglers. 'I have been poring over old ...

  10. Sao Paulo death toll rises in war on organised crime

    Posted May 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Agencies in Sao Paulo The toll of dead rose in eerie silence in South America's largest city as police who lost 40 comrades in gang attacks killed 22 more suspected criminals, but said little about how they were doing it. Killings overnight took the ...




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