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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 - World - COLOMBIA

    Anger as hit man for drug lord Pablo Escobar freed from a Colombian jail

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 08:37pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Bogota Protests as Escobar hit man freed A former hit man for Pablo Escobar, who confessed to hundreds of murders as head of the drug kingpin's army of assassins, has been freed from jail. The move drew angry protests from families of many of his alleged victims. John Jairo Velasquez, better known by his nickname "Popeye", was released ...

  9. 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

    ... So Wai-tak had agreed that she tortured her employee with a hot iron, a bicycle chain and a paper cutter and sentenced Au to five and a half years in jail. Tai was convicted of two counts ...

  10. News - China - JUSTICE

    China issues new rule to stop wealthy from buying their way out of jail

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 04:07am by Andrea Chen

    ... should hold a hearing after a jail files an application for sentence reduction or parole on behalf of a prisoner. But legal experts said the court ruling often ended up as an exercise on paper ...




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