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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 - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Employers could face jail if they fail to identify themselves in recruitment ads

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:58am by GABRIELA KENNEDY

    ... Gabriela Kennedy Companies could face prosecution if they don't identify themselves and protect applicants' data No hiding place for employersplacing recruitment adverts The number of "blind" recruitment ads- advertisements that do not ...

  9. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lankan politician jailed for 20 years for murder and rape

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 11:22pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Colombo Politician gets 20 years in jail for murder and rape A Sri Lankan ruling party politician and three accomplices were sentenced yesterday to 20 years in jail for murdering a British holidaymaker on Christmas Eve and raping his Russian partner. The Colombo High Court said town council chief Sampath Vidanapathirana was guilty of killing Khuram Shaikh, 32, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Mainland mum jailed for flouting birth rules

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Woman pleads guilty to lying to immigration officials before giving birth in city hospital Mainland mum jailed for flouting birth rules A mainland mother was yesterday sentenced to four months in jail for falsely telling immigration officials she was not coming to the city to give birth. The 33-year-old woman, who was not named in a statement ...




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