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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Lawyers sound alarm at time Hong Kong suspects spend on remand

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

    ... on remand The amount of time Hong Kong puts criminal suspects behind bars before they come to trial has increased by almost 40 days over five years, a development that one legal expert says ought ... with 28 years' experience in Hong Kong courts. "Ninety-nine days is a long time to spend on remand in Lai Chi Kok," he said, referring to the detention facility. Blanchflower said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591982/lawyers-sound-alarm-time-hong-kong-suspects-spend-remand
  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    'Inhuman' torture of helper beaten with bicycle chain slammed by Hong Kong judge

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:23am by JULIE CHU

    ... judge Hong Kong will not tolerate the type of "inhuman" torture an Indonesian domestic helper suffered at the hands of her employers, who beat her with bicycle chains and hot irons, ... parents' daughter [the victim]. It made the case look more unjustified. "Hong Kong is a modern, civilised city and is serious about human rights. We will not tolerate these inhuman acts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588033/inhuman-torture-helper-slammed-appeal-court-judge
  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Married Hong Kong police inspector cleared of trying to threaten ex-lover into sex

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 04:24pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Senior inspector acquitted after judge finds lover's phone message could be fake Policeman cleared of sending sex threat A senior police inspector who was accused of threatening to send a sex video to his ex-lover's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585136/married-hong-kong-police-inspector-cleared-trying-threaten-ex-lover
  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong couple jailed for torturing Indonesian helper fail in appeal bid

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:41pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Couple convicted of torturing domestic helper will serve out their sentences, judges rule Appeals fail in helper abuse case A couple who were jailed for torturing their Indonesian domestic helper with bicycle chains and hot ir ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581136/hong-kong-couple-jailed-torturing-indonesian-helper-fail-appeal-bid
  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong government's reform reports may face judicial review in court

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:45am by Stuart Lau

    ... that it is unconstitutional to require chief executive candidates to "love the country and Hong Kong"- which Leung's report describes as a matter the community generally agrees on. The requirement ... the committee will have set out how Hong Kong should elect a chief executive on the principle of one man, one vote in 2017. In Kwok's 183-page application, he said: "It is of utmost importance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1579483/hong-kong-governments-reform-reports-may-face-judicial-review-court
  6. Business - Banking & Finance - COURTS

    Deutsche Bank offers ICBC executive Zhang Hongli a settlement deal

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:34am by STAFF

    ... for the German lender to an offshore company held by his relative without approval, mainland banking sources said. The bank filed a writ in the Hong Kong High Court earlier this month demanding ... be reached for comment. A Deutsche Bank spokesman declined to comment. The writ said Zhang had caused the Hong Kong branch of Deutsche Bank to move US$3.9 million to the account of a company called ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1580480/deutsche-bank-offers-icbc-executive-zhang-hongli-settlement
  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Did police wrong-foot dancing gay activists? Top Hong Kong court to decide

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Top court to decide whether police were right to stop onstage antics during public rights rally Were dancing gay activists wrong-footed? Does dancing at a rally constitute public entertainment and require a licence? That' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577877/did-police-wrong-foot-dancing-gay-activists-top-hong-kong-court
  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Fok heirs to bear costs for row over Hong Kong tycoon's multi-billion estate

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 04:05am by JULIE CHU

    ... Political Consultative Conference. Benjamin, Nora and at least 15 other family members reached a settlement over the multi-billion-dollar estate in August 2012. Benjamin, his brother Ian Fok ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1524777/fok-heirs-bear-costs-row-over-hong-kong-tycoons-multi-billion-estate
  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Government guesthouses didn't suit Hui

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:36am by Stuart Lau

    ... in the Hong Kong government in 2007. The new role involved "a lot of socialising, entertaining". He told the court he spent HK$40,000 on banquets for officials. "On these occasions, ... by the central government were not enough for Rafael Hui Si-yan, who picked his own hotels and restaurants for gatherings of the nation's top political advisory body. The former chief secretary told ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1593389/government-guesthouses-didnt-suit-hui
  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Testimony that's music to the ears of the court

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:20am by Stuart Lau

    ... a serious figure. He wore a long jacket and switched between two pairs of glasses. The University of Hong Kong English major who graduated in 1970 chose to testify in Cantonese. As the day's ... point, Hui interrupted the interpreter when she failed to give the full Chinese name of the "Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference"- he had been a member of its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591230/testimony-thats-music-ears-court

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