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  1. Experts hail light murder penalty for abused wife

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang Legal experts and feminists are hailing the five-year jail term handed to a Nanjing woman this month for murdering her abusive husband as a victory for common sense. When Ding ... on suspicion of murder, about 200 of her neighbours appealed to police and pleaded for leniency because she had been severely abused by her husband. Last week, Nanjing Intermediate People's Court ...

  2. Academic outraged over 'abuse' of his wife

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

    ... the institution and the city because of the way campus authorities have treated a complaint that his wife was assaulted and verbally abused by a lecturer. Surendra K. Mansinghka complained the university ... confirm they are investigating complaints of physical assault and verbal abuse made by Ms Mansinghka. In statements to police and to university security, Ms Mansinghka accused a university ...

  3. Abused husbands stay silent 'to save face'

    Posted Apr 27th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Dikky Sin and Polly Hui One battered man sought help after wife beat his son Amid calls for better care of abused wives, a 59-year-old man yesterday said women were not the only ones ... spending a year in hospital, he had to stay at home to recuperate. It was then that he discovered his ex-wife abused their two sons when she was upset. 'Once, I saw her threatening to throw my ...

  4. Disgraced ex-councillor jailed for 'cynical abuse' of allowances

    Posted Feb 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'cynical abuse' of an allowance system he fraudulently used to claim $235,000 as expenses. Leung Yiu-hung, 47, used the names of his wife and two sisters-in-law to claim the money- ... resigned. His crimes constituted a 'cynical abuse' of the allowance system and a 'substantial and corrupt deviation from the fidelity required of' people in public office, Judge ...

  5. Husband convicted of child abuse for not stopping wife's cruelty

    Posted Jun 30th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle A man whose baby daughter died of injuries inflicted upon her by his wife was yesterday found guilty of child abuse. Ngai Kwok-leung, 27, had pleaded not guilty to one count ... had been sentenced to one year in prison for a previous conviction for child abuse in 2000. That case arose from an incident in which Ngai shook his older daughter, then about six months old, ...

  6. RTHK chiefs criticised over tender abuses

    Posted Mar 30th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Li

    ... Jonathan Li A District Court judge yesterday criticised RTHK's senior executives for 'turning a blind eye' to abuses of tenders for production contracts, following the conviction of a former staff member and his accomplices for fraud worth $740,000. In continuing his verdict from Thursday, Deputy District Court Judge Kevin Browne also took the broadcaster to task ...

  7. New regime accused of same old abuses

    Posted Nov 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... this government took over, it's been a dictatorship,' said Mario Joseph, a lawyer who worked to bring human rights abusers to justice under Aristide and is now representing 54 people he claims ... and are serving sentences. Neither the US nor the UN, which has a peacekeeping force of more than 3,000 troops in Haiti, have censured abuses committed under the government of Prime Minister Gerard ...

  8. Police abused us for years, say residents

    Posted Aug 28th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Fuyang, Anhui Elderly farmers weep in court as witnesses recall suffering The Fuyang courtroom was a scene of sorrow and tears yesterday as villagers told of the abuse they claimed to have suffered over the years at the hands of police. Wang Hongchao, a farmer from Wangying village, said he had once been handcuffed behind his back for a month after he petitioned ...

  9. Employer acquitted of maid abuse

    Posted Aug 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Louisa Yan The wife of the director of water supplies was acquitted yesterday of assaulting her maid because the magistrate said he found the Indonesian woman who made the accusation an unreliable witness. Kowloon City Court magistrate Bruce McNair acquit ...

  10. Darren Hayes

    Posted Sep 19th 2004, 12:00am by David Watkins

    ... on an unhappy, abusive childhood, Hayes nevertheless has a tendency to reach for the excruciatingly bland when it comes to putting pen to paper. 'It put diamonds in your eyes,' he says of Dublin Sky. 'Ladies and gentlemen listen up please, I don't want to be your hero,' he declares on Hero. 'Desire is the drug of the bourgeois,' on I Like The Way. Eh? ...




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