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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Two admit they laundered gold bars and diamonds

    Posted May 11th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Israeli men plead guilty to crime involving 342 gold bars and four diamonds worth HK$150m Two admit they laundered gold bars and diamonds Two of three Israelis accused of laundering 342 gold bars and four diamonds valued at more than HK$150 million pleaded guilty in the District Court yesterday. Yoav Hen and Daniel Fadlon, both aged 28, each ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Man tells police he killed his wife

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:20am by Phila Siu

    ... and the Tuen Mun regional crime unit is investigating. Separately, a 23-year-old worker died when he was electrocuted while removing scaffolding from a building on Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Lawyers sound alarm at time Hong Kong suspects spend on remand

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by Lana Lam

    ... and Serious Crimes Ordinance deplored the lengthened detentions. "It's an alarming trend, if there's no good, valid reason for it," said Michael Blanchflower, a senior barrister ... sentiments. "Remand in custody is basically taking away a person's freedom before there is any formal finding by a court that he is guilty of any crime," Precht said. "When ...

  4. News - China - CRIMINAL JUSTICE

    Chinese woman wrongfully jailed for theft given apology and payout 25 years after

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 05:13pm by Kathy Gao

    ... reported. Bai filed an appeal in March 1990 but the Foshan Intermediate People’s Court upheld the conviction. There were no further details about her crime given in the court announcement. The same ... tortured to confess to the alleged crime. In March last year, a man in eastern Zhejiang province who was handed a suspended death sentence was acquitted also for lack of evidence. Last August, ...

  5. News - Asia

    Malaysia steps up opposition crackdown with colonial-era sedition law

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 03:23am by Reuters

    ... This year, seven opposition politicians, six of them members of parliament, have been charged with crimes, including sedition, for things they have said. Another has been convicted. ... to an increase in crime in general. Mahathir, a defender of majority ethnic Malay rights over minority ethnic Chinese and Indians, used tough security laws to stifle dissent and has lamented Najib's ...


    China’s Communist Party expels former Zhou Yongkang aide Li Chongxi

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 01:30pm

    ... graft watchdog said in a statement. “These acts have seriously violated party discipline and Li is suspected of committing crimes,” the brief statement added. His case has now been handed over ... by one. These will pave the way for a possible public hearing for Zhou, who could become the highest-ranking party official to face trial for economic crimes. Zhou will first be ousted from ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Police arrest 12 after raid on air gun shop

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 03:59pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Police have arrested 12 people and seized a quantity of air guns suspected of being illegally modified on Wednesday as part of a crackdown on illegal firearms and ammunition in Hong Kong. Officers seized 40 air guns from ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Leak of celebrity photos has implications for us all

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 05:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... among them, at the weekend. But the pictures were not released to give publicity to new projects or resuscitate flagging careers; they were stolen from personal accounts by hackers. Crimes have ... be challenging. Hacking is a serious crime and whoever stole and distributed the celebrity photos has to be caught and appropriately punished. But the incident is also reason to pay closer attention ...

  9. News - World - BELGIUM

    Belgian rapist and murderer is granted mercy killing after 30 years in jail

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:18pm by AFP

    ... the decision. Van Den Bleeken, aged about 50, had complained of a lack of therapy provided for his condition and so he preferred to die. "If people commit a sexual crime, help them to deal ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Hong Kong elite squad to crack down on smuggling syndicates

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Crime syndicates are ferrying containers of illegal goods worth millions of dollars between Hong Kong and the mainland every day Elite squad to target ... To combat the operations, an elite 203-strong Syndicate Crimes Investigation Bureau has been established by the Customs and Excise Department. Investigations by the newly-formed team found ...




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