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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 - SOUTH AFRICA

    Oscar Pistorius jailed five years for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:27pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Pretoria Judge strikes balance between justice and mercy in sprinter's sentencing Pistorius gets 5 years' jail for killing girlfriend Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius started a five-year jail term yesterday for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, following a trial that has gripped South Africans and millions around the world. As Judge ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Man sentenced to two years in jail in Japan for making guns with 3D printer

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 03:16am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Man sentenced to two years in jail for making guns with a 3D printer A Japanese court has jailed a man for two years for making guns with a 3D printer in what is believed to be a first in a nation with strict gun controls. Yoshitomo Imura, 28, was found guilty of making two guns at his home and publishing a video online detailing the process, said ...

  10. News - China - MEDIA

    Chinese journalist jailed for defamation after writing exposés on state firm Zoomlion

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 02:00pm by Reuters

    ... to 10 months in jail and fined 10,000 yuan. Chinese journalists say they are often intimidated, harassed or detained if they tread on politically sensitive stories. In August, Liu Hu, a Chinese ...




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