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  1. News - China - JUSTICE

    Li Bifeng's 12-year jail term 'revenge' for helping dissident Liao Yiwu flee

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Friend denies Li Bifeng funded his escape as writer gets 12 years on contract fraud charges Dissident jailed, suspected of helping Liao Yiwu flee A Sichuan court jailed writer Li Bifeng for 12 years yesterday on fraud charges, his lawyer said. Li's supporters said the authorities suspected he helped dissident author Liao Yiwu flee the country last ...

  2. News - Asia

    Singaporean businessman Howard Shaw jailed for paid sex with minor

    Posted Oct 06th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Grandson of Shaw cinema founder to serve 3 months for under-age sex Executive starts jail term forsex charge A prominent Singaporean businessman began ... activist, said he felt "nervous" as he reported to a district court to begin his jail term, The Straits Times daily said. He will be eligible for release after eight weeks if he qualifies ...

  3. Business - Companies - COURTS

    Sister of Chu brothers jailed over Tungda fraud

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com Sister jailed over Tungda fraud A sister of Tungda Innovative Lighting's former executive directors whose bank account was used to help inflate revenue ahead of the company's listing was jailed for one year yesterday for money laundering. Chu Pik-ang, a former accounting department staff member at the company, earlier pleaded guilty ...

  4. Jail break

    Posted Aug 29th 2006, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... though it feels like one if you temporarily forget the high walls and watchtowers. It is Tihar Jail, the biggest prison in South and East Asia. Prison reformers from all over the world come ... that the meditation, breathing and yoga offered by the jail helps minimise disturbances. It also helps the more than 11,000 prisoners cope with the frustration and anger of separation from loved ones ...

  5. News - China

    Beijing black jail 'releases thousands of petitioners'

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:20pm by Amy Li

    ... the release as a signal from China’s new leadership to further crack down on the so-called “black jails”, which detain people who come to Beijing to petition the central government for injustices ... of illegally detaining petitioners from another city, and sentenced them to jail terms of up to 18 months. The paper has since withdrawn the story, and other media outlets reported that the case ...

  6. News - China

    China media retract report of black jail sentences

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 02:17pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... issues in China, is a matter of great sensitivity. Such petitioners are intercepted by local government agents and detained illegally in shabby hostels commonly known as “black jails ... detained petitioners who said they had been beaten and threatened for having brought their complaints to the capital. The government has recently begun acknowledging the existence of black jails ...

  7. Wen in unprecedented visit to petitioners

    Posted Jan 26th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... threats to stability. They are usually rounded up in Beijing and sent home or held in illicit 'black jails'. Analysts said Wen's visit showed the extent of a looming social crisis ...

  8. News - China - CORRUPTION

    China jails activists for urging officials to disclose assets, says lawyer

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 12:40pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... their assets China sentenced four activists to jail for up to three-and-a-half years on Friday for urging officials to reveal their assets, a lawyer said, the latest convictions in a crackdown ... to declare their wealth. The convictions came a week after a court upheld a four-year jail sentence against prominent rights activist Xu Zhiyong, on the same charge of “gathering a crowd to disturb ...

  9. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Mainland anger over corrupt cadre's early release from jail

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... official who was jailed for corruption has sparked a furore on the mainland, with many people voicing doubts about the effectiveness of Beijing's anti-graft drive. Former Shanxi deputy party secretary Hou Wujie was jailed for 11 years in 2006 for taking 880,000 yuan in bribes, but mainland internet users discovered this week that he was released from jail more than a year ago. On Monday ...

  10. News - China - CYBERSECURITY

    Blogger becomes first to be jailed in China's official crackdown on internet rumours

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Qin Zhihui, the first blogger sentenced under rules Beijing introduced last year to control social media, jailed for 'slander' and 'picking quarrels and provoking troubles' A Chinese court jailed a blogger for three years on Thursday, state media reported, the first person to be sentenced in a government-led crackdown on so-called ...




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