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  1. A good week for...

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dominique Strauss-Kahn For the second time this year, legal officials chose not to prosecute the former IMF chief on charges of attempted rape. There was evidence from Strauss-Kahn's own testimony of sexual assault in a 2003 encounter with French writer Tristane Banon, the prosecutor said on Thursday, but given a three-year statute of limitations on that charge, no case ...

  2. A good week for...

    Posted Oct 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for the young woman portrayed as a femme fatale with an angel face who was convicted of sexually assaulting and stabbing to death Kercher, 21, in one of the most notorious murder cases in recent times. Athena Chu Yan The Hongkonger was ecstatic at being nominated for best actress at the International Emmy Awards for television productions initially aired outside the United States. She ...

  3. Room

    Posted Jan 16th 2011, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd Room by Emma Donoghue Pan MacMillan HK$169 After several books that were well-received, but rarely read, Emma Donoghue hit paydirt with Room, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker, earned strong reviews and even stronger sales. The inspiration is grisly to say the least: Donoghue has cited the Josef Fritzl case as the starting point for this beguiling but creepy tale ...

  4. City Digest

    Posted Oct 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... HK always turns adversity to advantage, Tsang says Hongkongers' resilience, pragmatism and flexibility ensured the city always turned adversity to advantage, even when global events ... Not all assaults should be made public, police say Police, under fire for delays in the reporting of assaults to the public, might decide not to publicise certain cases, such as indecent assaults, ...

  5. Rape case sparks calls for reform

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sally Wang sally.wang@scmp.com A rape case- which has become a national talking point after surveillance footage was released that appears to show a former police assistant beating and raping a storeowner in Shenzhen- has triggered calls for the prompt abolishment of the notorious police-assistant system. The alleged assailant, Yang Xili, was arrested and charged with raping ...

  6. Report on rape case false, says woman

    Posted Jul 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... the rape took place should be a legal matter. Was People's Daily's high-profile conclusion on the case an attempt to try to influence the investigation?' The saga began with a report ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com Controversy escalated this week over a news report about the alleged rape of the daughter of a former Guizhou deputy mayor, as the official People's ...

  7. Ex-official takes rape case claim to capital

    Posted Jul 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com A former vice-mayor from Guizhou has taken a rare step into Beijing's petitioning system in a quest for justice over the alleged rape of his daughter ... vice-mayor Tian Wanchang said he had no choice because local police had turned a blind eye to his daughter's case. Tian, who for years was responsible for maintaining social stability ...

  8. Don't go out alone in Wan Chai- you could be in for a big surprise

    Posted Feb 20th 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... workers frequent. From 2004 to 2007, Wan Chai police recorded 44 theft cases in which the victims (mostly foreign nationals) were approached by sex workers while they were having drinks in bars, but there was no evidence that drugs had been involved. Since 2008, toxicology tests confirmed the presence of drugs in three theft cases. But the problem is that victims do not report it. None of the men reported ...

  9. Callous drivers drove past rape victim lying in middle of road

    Posted Oct 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com A second case of public indifference to a trauma victim has come to light with revelations that a woman was raped and left lying in the road while ... the Houjie township branch of the Dongguan Public Security Bureau confirmed the rape case but refused to comment further about the woman. According to a report by the Southern Metropolis News ...

  10. Jail for mother who set up daughter's rape

    Posted Sep 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... the jury that he only molested the victim. The court heard that he had a police record related to drugs. The victim did not report the rape case until last year because she was worried that no one ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com A mother who arranged for her boyfriend to rape her 15-year-old daughter while she slept next to them was jailed for seven years yesterday. The boyfriend, ...




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