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  1. Crime gang suspects reverse confessions

    Posted Oct 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei The trials of Chongqing underworld suspects, the subjects of a recent crackdown, got off to a turbulent start, with an alleged gang boss and eight co-defendants reversing their confessions and denying involvement in organised crime. Yang Tianqing was the first suspected gang boss to go on trial since the triad sweep started in June. Yang faces seven charges ranging from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695268/crime-gang-suspects-reverse-confessions
  2. Crime and punishment

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Hang Lijia

    ... to deter crime and maintain social and political order. Yet now, partly because top leaders are uncomfortable with the accusation that the mainland executes too readily, and partly owing ... for the judiciary and a reduction in the number of crimes that carry death sentences. 'Ever since January 2007, when the Supreme Court took back the sole authority in reviewing the death penalty, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/662166/crime-and-punishment
  3. Probes to focus on corruption crimes fuelling social injustices

    Posted Feb 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Investigators will spend more time on graft cases which are hurting people Anti-corruption investigators will focus their efforts this year on unpaid wages, bribes and unauthorised fees and charges, Xinhua reported yesterday. The switch- ba ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/443049/probes-focus-corruption-crimes-fuelling-social-injustices
  4. War crimes: justice has a price

    Posted Sep 26th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Righting the wrongs of genocide and other war crimes does not come cheaply. Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent around the world each year investigating and bringing to trial suspected perpetrators of what are considered the worst crimes against humanity. Almost 60 years after the end of the second world war, more than 900 cases against suspected Nazi war criminals are being ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/471826/war-crimes-justice-has-price
  5. Accused killer wins new trial

    Posted Jul 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Peter Brieger A restaurant worker sentenced to life in prison for killing his boss' sister has won a new trial. The Court of Final Appeal quashed Ho Hoi-shing's conviction, saying the trial judge, Mr Justice Michael Lunn, should have let jurors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/646568/accused-killer-wins-new-trial
  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    India gang-rape trial to open on Thursday in new court

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 10:28am by Associated Press in New Delhi

    ... must remain closed because of the sensitive nature of the crime, said V.K. Anand, the lawyer for one of the defendants, Ram Singh. The extreme brutality of the attack has sparked weeks ... specifically to handle such crimes. The five defendants’ faces were covered by woollen scarves as they arrived in the court, surrounded by a phalanx of police. A sixth suspect in the attack claims ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1133679/india-gang-rape-trial-open-thursday-new-court
  7. Open the doors to immigrants

    Posted Aug 19th 2003, 12:00am by Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... When a Belgian court last week sentenced an Albanian gang leader to eight years in prison for smuggling thousands of illegal immigrants into Britain, the judge commented that one conviction was 'like mopping the floor while the tap is running'. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/425185/open-doors-immigrants
  8. Verdict soon on Wen Qiang but penalty unlikely to be maximum

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

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The fate of Wen Qiang, the biggest catch in Chongqing's crackdown on organised crime, may be known as soon as the end of this month, and if convicted, he is unlikely ... official among 87 Chongqing officials accused of corruption and giving protection to organised crime. News reports have gripped the nation with lurid details of sex and violence. At least nine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/708353/verdict-soon-wen-qiang-penalty-unlikely-be-maximum
  9. Quotes of the Week

    Posted Apr 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Reporting to police and revealing a crime becomes a crime itself Zhao Lianhai, activist and father of a kidney-stone baby, in his trial for 'disrupting social order' over his role in forming a concern group for families of victims of melamine-tainted milk and talking to journalists What did the government do with HK$1.4 million? They stuck three ribbons up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/710431/quotes-week
  10. News - Asia

    Accused in India 'tried to run over woman after rape'

    Posted Jan 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... simmering anger about sex crimes in India to the boil, bit three of her attackers, as she tried to fight them off, local newspapers and TV reports said. These injuries on the suspects, as well ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1118553/accused-india-tried-run-over-woman-after-rape

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