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  1. Yukos to appeal as tax ruling is upheld

    Posted May 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and most successful companies in Russia'. 'These actions prove that the so-called 'Yukos case' is clearly politically motivated,' it added. Yukos said that it had always ... it as politically motivated. The Moscow arbitration court upheld on Wednesday a demand by the Russian tax ministry for 99 billion roubles (HK$26.62 billion) in unpaid taxes in 2000 and extra fines ...

  2. Meet the real-life 'Lord of War'

    Posted Oct 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Bangkok. He was arrested in Thailand in 2008 by undercover US agents posing as Colombian rebels. Why? Why are some people angry? The Russian government says the charges against Bout are politically motivated. It doesn't want Bout to be handed over to the US. Some believe Russia may fear Bout could reveal secrets about the country's affairs to the US. How? How did he try to fight his ...

  3. Hoping for better human rights

    Posted Jan 13th 2011, 12:00am by Adrian Lo

    ... the rule of terror. Social harmony can only be achieved through implementation of the rule of law. In Moscow, a high-profile political trial took place. Tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky was found guilty ... Khodorkovsky could be in jail until 2017. The case has been dubbed a political trial manoeuvred by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin from behind the scenes. Critics claim that Khodorkovsky ...

  4. The jury's out

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... form of community participation in criminal trials. Others have abandoned jury trials or restricted their operation in practice. Russia, for example, has many ways of curtailing resort to its jury trials, especially in politically sensitive cases. Singapore abolished criminal juries after then prime minister Lee Kuan Yew became dissatisfied with their verdicts. Germany's mixed ...

  5. A wake-up call for war-crime courts

    Posted Dec 18th 2006, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... by the High Court, then by the House of Lords, and later by a London magistrate, crystallised half a century's debate on the legal and political problems of accountability for crimes against ... comfortably at home for another eight years. And the US, Russia, India and China, by refusing to ratify the treaty governing the International Criminal Court, are weakening the opportunity to deter ...

  6. Life after death?

    Posted Mar 12th 2011, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... abolished it and 40 more not having carried out an execution for more than 10 years. Even Russia, the model for China's post-1949 justice system, has not executed anyone since August 1996. ... involving violence against a person. They argue that the judicial authorities use the death penalty as a political weapon, a legacy of the Maoist era. The clearest examples came during ...

  7. News - China - ECONOMY

    Sovereign wealth fund chief calls on government to respect law

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... to invest abroad- not to just buy commodities or technologies but to meet growing consumption demand from emerging markets such as Russia, Africa and some Asian countries. ...

  8. Ruling with an iron fist

    Posted Jun 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... laws, trial and prosecution procedures in writing. All these things had a Soviet origin and the Soviet Union took them from the West. Today, China is not learning from Russia any more, ... plays a political role. There has also been a revival of interest in the Ma Xiwu trial format- popularised in the 1930s in Yanan- of taking trials to the villages and to the people instead ...

  9. Soccer player denies bribery charges

    Posted Nov 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng and Lai Ying-kit The soccer player accused of offering bribes to his teammates to fix a local match against Russia's national youth team pleaded not guilty to two charges of bribery yesterday. Iu Wai, 20, allegedly offered the bribes to fix the match staged on Tuesday at Mong Kok Stadium. June Cheung, for the ICAC, told Kowloon City Court there were five ...

  10. Legal pitfalls

    Posted Mar 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... who steer clear of politics and human rights. Xue, a petroleum expert and businessman, was detained by China's secret police in November 2007 after assisting his employer, a prominent ... convicted of espionage for China in the US, one should not rule out an exchange, such as that which recently occurred between Russia and the US. Whatever Xue's fate and that of his ...



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