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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Ex-civil servant found guilty of scalding maid with boiling water

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:54pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Woman guilty of harming helper A former civil servant has been convicted of pouring scalding hot water over a Bangladeshi maid who suffered burns on her chest. Au Wai-chun, 61, had argued she was physically incapable of carryi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583001/ex-civil-servant-found-guilty-burning-maid-scalding-hot-water
  2. 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

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Couple convicted of torturing domestic helper will serve out their sentences, judges rule Appeals fail in helper abuse case A couple who were jailed for torturing their Indonesian domestic helper with bicycle chains and hot ir ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581136/hong-kong-couple-jailed-torturing-indonesian-helper-fail-appeal-bid
  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Filipino maid's son born and raised in Hong Kong loses permanent residency bid

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 03:43pm by JULIE CHU

    ... permanent resident status. But Josephine Gutierrez is not a permanent resident- domestic helpers, unlike other foreign workers, are not allowed permanent residency after seven years- and the court ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1595384/filipino-maids-son-born-and-raised-hong-kong-loses-permanent
  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    'Inhuman' torture of helper beaten with bicycle chain slammed by Hong Kong judge

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:23am by JULIE CHU

    ... Wally Yeung Chun-kuen, said the court had a duty to protect the rights of foreign workers and to reflect abhorrence at the couple's cruel acts. Tai Chi-wai and Catherine Au Yuk-shan, both ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588033/inhuman-torture-helper-slammed-appeal-court-judge
  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Former civil servant on trial for pouring hot water on Bangladeshi maid

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 07:27pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Woman allegedly assaulted Bangladeshi helper after she found a cup of water not hot enough Ex-civil servant 'poured hot water on maid's chest' A former civil servant allegedly poured hot water on a Bangladeshi m ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555627/former-civil-servant-trial-pouring-hot-water-bangladeshi-maid-court
  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong woman accused of abusing Indonesian maid Erwiana appears in court

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 02:06pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... for Erwiana. Justice for all migrants. We are workers. We are not slaves,” Eni Lestari, the group’s spokeswoman, led other supporters in yelling. Lestari called on the Hong Kong government to take ... accused of abusing her domestic workers and breaching labour laws appeared in court in the city on Thursday, in a case that has sparked international outcry and drawn attention to the plight ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551031/hong-kong-woman-accused-abusing-indonesian-maid-erwiana-appears-court
  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Mainland tourist fined for assault on guide

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by ARTHUR CHAN AND AMY NIP

    ... Workers' Federation, Lam Siu-lun, who attended the meeting, said the council had made the right move in engaging the government but that such a step should have happened much earlier. Although he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578651/mainland-tourist-fined-assault-guide
  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Woman brings alleged rapist to court after 5 years of agony

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by JULIE CHU

    ... referred her to social workers. She decided not to report it to the police then, but her husband supported her doing so in February last year. "My mother passed away in 2011. It's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576271/woman-brings-alleged-rapist-court-after-5-years-agony
  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Academic Lee Ngok cleared in sex assault charges

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:50am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Judge rules accusers of Lee Ngok unreliable in alleging sexual misconduct when the three of them were co-workers at a private college Academic cleared of sex assault charges A prominent academic accused of sexually assaulting two colleagues has been cleared as a judge decided the witnesses against him were unreliable. Magistrate So Wai-tak said one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567171/academic-lee-ngok-cleared-sex-assault-charges
  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Alleged assault victim Erwiana ‘was not paid or given time off’, court hears

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 02:25pm by LO WEI

    ... The alleged victims are all Indonesians. Foreign domestic helper groups protested outside the court today calling for justice for Erwiana and other migrant workers. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1499892/alleged-assault-victim-erwiana-was-not-paid-or-given-time-court-told

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