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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Long Hair no more: Jailed lawmaker Leung plans legal challenge after prison haircut

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:00am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Jailed lawmaker loses his trademark locks but plans legal challenge over 'hair discrimination' Jailed lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung may be unable to lay ... representing Leung, disclosed his client's intention to seek a judicial review over his hair. Lee argued it was unfair that the Correctional Services Department allowed female inmates, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Man who slapped activist outside court sentenced to community service

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 01:22pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Community service for man who slapped activist A man who slapped a pro-independence activist outside court in June was sentenced to 120 hours of community service yesterday, after withdrawing a claim that he was unfit for physical work. Chan Ngok-yuen, 59, smiled and waved as he left court holding a bouquet of flowers, apparently given to him by his ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Legal expert calls for increase in city's 'outdated' jury pool

    Posted May 10th 2014, 02:59am by Eddie Lee

    ... without legal knowledge would not understand the details. The academic also reiterated the commission's recommendation that the categories of persons exempt from jury service should ... Eddie Lee eddie.lee@scmp.com Legal expert says city's outdated and restrictive selection system should be expanded to include people from a wider range of education levels Call ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Justice department sued over unpaid bill of HK$6.1m in Carson Yeung case

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Ka-sing for money laundering is suing the government for service fees of HK$6.1 million, a High Court writ shows. FTI Consulting (Hong Kong) said the department left unpaid bills dated as far back as a year ago, "despite repeated requests and demands" from the firm. The bills were for forensic accounting services that the firm provided between October 2012 and November 2013, ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong government's reform reports may face judicial review in court

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:45am by Stuart Lau

    ... face legal challenge In the latest twist in the run-up to Beijing's assessment of the city's electoral reform next week, one Hongkonger has challenged in court two official reports summarising local views on universal suffrage arrangements for being "seriously misleading". Politicians cast doubt on the necessity of the legal action and said it may have come too late ...

  6. News - China Insider - COURTS

    German sentenced to death in China for double murder of ex-girlfriend and her partner

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 09:47am by Patrick Boehler

    ... executive director of the Dui Hua Foundation, a San Francisco-based legal watchdog. He estimated that the percentage of overturned sentences had declined since to about 10 per cent. “There is time ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Defendant in parent-stabbing case was mentally sound, prosecution says

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 03:32pm by JULIE CHU

    ... with the handle Foxylei911 in his online messenger service, and the account operator had discussed with a friend in November 2012 how to kill his family. But Crebbin said yesterday: "You deliberately ... for his guilt. Fok disagreed. He claimed the merging of MSN and Skype services in late 2012 might have caused all his MSN accounts and information to disappear. He told the court he had started ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Activist faces jail for resisting arrest during Legco new-towns protest

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by CHRIS LAU

    ... of impulse. The officers were not seriously injured, he said. Adjourning sentence to September 3 for a community service report, Lee said the offence was serious and could have encouraged others ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Son had ‘change of heart’ during knife attack which left his father dead: court

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 03:51pm by JULIE CHU

    ... Lee Fok Lap-yin, 20, told officers he had been absorbed in a fantasy world for years and even had different messaging-service accounts so he could talk to himself in character. In his fantasy, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Police inspector denies failed attempt at sexual coercion

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Policeman denies failed attempt at sexual coercion A police inspector tried to coerce his ex-lover into having sex with him by threatening to mail an intimate video to her husband, a court heard yesterday. Paul Turner, who was also married, used the mobile messaging service WhatsApp to deliver his threat to the woman, identified only as X, Eastern ...




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