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  1. News - China - LEGAL REFORM

    Halting wrongful convictions is tough task for China, says top prosecutor

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 02:32pm by Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com

    ... by the Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court, which had sentenced Nian to death in 2008 after he had confessed to the crime while being interrogated by police. Traces of rat poison had been found ... tortured to confess to the crime he did not commit. In Wednesday’s speech Cao mentioned two other high-profile cases involving people being falsely charged. In both cases, people had gone through ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - DRUGS

    Crystal meth seizures at Lo Wu border crossing soar

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by Bryan Harris

    ... materials- such as ephedrine and pseudoephedrine- combined with the entrenched organised crime landscape make Guangdong a hotbed for crystal meth manufacturing. Much of the drugs transit through Hong Kong, where crime gangs take advantage of the city's transport and logistics infrastructure. Hongkongers are frequently arrested across the Asia-Pacific region for their involvement ...

  3. News - World

    Lawyer: Ex-Chadian dictator Habre has been charged with war crimes, crimes against humanity

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 12:47am by AP

    ... DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Lawyer: Ex-Chadian dictator Habre has been charged with war crimes, crimes against humanity. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    'Murder' off US coast: Hong Kong police investigate

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Clifford Lo

    ... City, where the captain was declared dead. An autopsy is understood to have been carried out by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. According to Hong Kong laws, any crime that takes place ...

  5. News - World - ARGENTINA

    Rising crime in Argentina sparks wave of lynch mobs, dividing the public

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 10:56pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Buenos Aires Failure of police response to worst robbery rate in Latin America sparks wave of vigilantism Lynch mobs counter Argentina's rising crime Argentina has been shaken by a recent wave of incidents of mob "justice", underscoring public frustration with rising crime and ineffectual police work. In the past 10 days, there have been 12 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - INTERNET

    Alert over increase in online scams as e-commerce grows

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:03am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... technology-related crimes surged more than 70 per cent last year despite the overall crime figure dropping to a 10-year low. Technology crimes, mainly involving online scams, increased to 5,133 cases last ... the increase in crime could be expected. He advised consumers to use their own discretion to protect themselves from online scams rather than relying on authorities to resolve disputes. "When ...

  7. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Fear of crime, inequality, race the subtexts of Oscar Pistorius trial

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 09:45pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Pretoria Court case launches national debate about high rates of violent crime and its connection to race Fear of crime, inequality subtexts of Pistorius trial Johan ... days a week. But some say there is another reason as well: South Africans' fear of crime. The trial has helped launch a renewed debate in South Africa about an enduring problem: one ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    UN rights chief slams Syria ‘paralysis’ as death toll tops 191,000

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 06:26pm by AFP

    ... when security forces cracked down on protesters, sparking an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Pillay said there had been “serious allegations that war crimes and crimes ... to “take serious measures to halt the fighting and deter the crimes.” Above all, she said, states should “stop fuelling this monumental, and wholly avoidable human catastrophe through the provision ...

  9. News - World - SPAIN

    Spanish police catch mafia gang stealing luxury watches on Ibiza

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 03:26am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Madrid Ibiza police hold mafia luxury-watch snatch gang Spanish police said they had broken up a gang run by Italy's Camorra crime group that stole luxury watches on Spain's holiday island of Ibiza. Police arrested two leaders of the Camorra, a mafia network based in the Naples area, as well as three other Italians who were experts in stealing ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Tourists in Hong Kong say they were raped by bogus police officer

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 03:14pm

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Attacker was wearing casual clothes, but lured two women to hotel after showing them a card and pretending to be a police officer Two tourists visiting Hong Kong say they were raped by a man posing as a police officer. The ...




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