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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Lawyers offering advice for free say 'clients' broaden their horizons

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Chow Chun-man hurries away from his solicitor's firm in Mong Kok early in the evening. The lawyer must be at the government district office in Tsuen Wan by 7pm, a routine he has followed since 2001. Every time he is there, he will see five clients- but he doesn't charge them. Chow is among 900 lawyers- solicitors and barristers alike- who are on the list of the Home Affairs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1149617/lawyers-offering-advice-free-say-clients-broaden-their-horizons
  2. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Chinese rights lawyer grilled by police over meetings with US envoy, ‘insults’ to officials

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 01:07pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Lawyer says timing of police questioning about well-known events could mean that authorities plan to charge Pu with collusion Chinese police have questioned a prominent human rights lawyer about meetings with the former US ambassador to China, his alleged “insults” against senior officials and his frequent trips to Japan, his lawyer said on Tuesday. Pu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1577646/rights-lawyer-pu-zhiqiang-grilled-police-over-meetings-us-envoy
  3. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Lawyer for Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim charged with sedition

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 10:31pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur Opposition leader's lawyer charged with sedition A lawyer for Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was charged with sedition yesterday ... critics. Surendran pleaded not guilty. The charge relates to comments he made in April criticising Anwar's conviction a month earlier for sodomy, Surendran's lawyer, Latheefa Koya, said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1577171/lawyer-malaysian-opposition-leader-anwar-ibrahim-charged-sedition
  4. News - China - ESPIONAGE

    Detained Canadian couple's family hires Beijing lawyer to fight China espionage case

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:42am by Reuters

    ... of espionage said the family had hired a lawyer in Beijing because the Canadian government had not been able to help the family visit or communicate with his father. Christian aid worker Kevin Garratt ... to Beijing to meet with lawyers, would get another chance to exchange letters. “He had been informed by authorities that he may be able to write a second letter to my mum so he is now on his way back ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1574156/detained-canadian-couples-family-hires-beijing-lawyer-fight-china
  5. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Lawyers decide on no confidence vote against president tonight

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by Joyce Ng and Jeffie Lam

    ... solicitors that they received calls from clients with mainland links indicating a preference for Lam to prevail. A source in an international law firm told the Post that a senior lawyer had urged all registered lawyers to sign a proxy vote form to back Lam. High-profile solicitors Fred Kan Ka-chong and Henry Yip Kui-wan have issued letters of support for Lam.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573021/lawyers-decide-no-confidence-vote-against-president-tonight
  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Slovak businessman's lawyer denounces key witness against him as a fake

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by Bryan Harris

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com Slovak money-laundering defendant's attorney says Italian journalist providing evidence against him should not have revealed source Lawyer slams key witness as a fake The star witness in an international money-laundering trial yesterday faced a defence attorney who called him a fake journalist who was only out for personal glory. Antonio ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572306/slovak-businessmans-lawyer-denounces-key-witness-against-him-fake
  7. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Wife of freed rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng fears husband tortured

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 10:26pm by Verna Yu

    ... for 'freed' rights lawyer Mainland human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng was released from prison yesterday, his wife said, but she believed he had been tortured in jail and voiced fears for his safety. ... not regain genuine freedom but would be put under house arrest for years to come. Phone calls to Shaya County Prison went unanswered yesterday. Gao's lawyer's licence was revoked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1568569/wife-freed-rights-lawyer-gao-zhisheng-fears-husband-tortured
  8. News - China - LAW

    Prominent rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang could face lengthy jail term, defence lawyer fears

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Detained rights lawyer Pu 'faces long jail term' Respected veteran lawyer Zhang Sizhi said yesterday he feared prominent human rights lawyer Pu ... on the same charge were released on bail last week. In an essay on the microblog of the journal Lawyer Digest dated yesterday, 87-year-old Zhang voiced his worries. "The development ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1530425/prominent-rights-lawyer-pu-zhiqiang-could-face-lengthy-jail-term-fellow
  9. News - Asia - AWARDS

    Chinese journalist Hu Shuli and lawyer Wang Canfa win Magsaysay award

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 11:37am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila An influential journalist and a crusading environmental lawyer from China are among this year’s winners of Asia’s Magsaysay awards, the organisers announced ... that is journalism’s strength,” the award citation said of Hu. Another winner was Chinese lawyer Wang Canfa, 55, founder of the Centre for Legal Assistance to Pollution Victims, which has handled thousands ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1563294/chinese-journalist-hu-shuli-and-lawyer-wang-canfa-win-magsaysay-award
  10. News - China - AWARDS

    Journalist Hu Shuli and environment lawyer win 'Asia's Nobel', the Ramon Magsaysay Award

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 03:58am by AP, Li Jing

    ... Associated Press in Manila and Li Jing Journalist, lawyer win 'Asian Nobels' An environmental lawyer and an investigative journalist whose work led to the sacking of corrupt officials are among this year's winners of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards, often regarded as Asia's version of the Nobel Prize. Hu Shuli was recognised for her work as editor-in-chief ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1563743/journalist-hu-shuli-and-environment-lawyer-win-asias-nobel-ramon

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