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  1. Suspended sentence for possessing child porn

    Posted Jul 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Louisa Yan A dim sum worker convicted of possessing child pornography was yesterday given a two-month suspended sentence and fined $15,000 in Kwun Tong Court. Ho Man-kit, 34, who became ... at least caused 449 children to suffer. After taking into account Ho's favourable psychology, psychiatry and probation reports and the fact he pleaded guilty, Mr Kwok suspended the sentence ...

  2. Suspended jail term for possessing child porn

    Posted Aug 18th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu An air-traffic controller was fined $10,000 yesterday and given a suspended three-month jail sentence for possession of child pornography. Peter Colin Bower, a 54-year-old ... him a three-month jail sentence, suspended for three years. Bower was one of more than a dozen men charged with possession of child pornography after the police launched the first operation ...

  3. Judges to limit use of death sentence

    Posted May 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... execution to two-year suspended death sentences. The order, a reiteration of existing legal procedures, came in the Supreme People's Court annual report released on Tuesday. Legal experts said ... enjoy huge discretion in deciding whether a person should be given a suspended death sentence or a death sentence, as there are no specific rules on this at the moment apart from the general ...

  4. Tycoon's death sentence under attack on internet

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for economic crimes, and many corrupt officials have been given suspended death sentences in recent years- so why must Wu die? Also, Wu co-operated and gave the names up of other guilty parties- ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com The upholding of a death sentence against legendary 29-year-old Zhejiang businesswoman Wu Ying for fraud has sparked an uproar online, with many questioning ...

  5. Child-porn man wins bail while awaiting sentence

    Posted Jul 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was sentenced to four months' jail, and on Monday, a 51-year-old electronic products freelancer received a suspended two months' sentence and a $50,000 fine. ... adjourned the sentencing of Peter Colin Bower, 54, until August 17, pending background, psychological and psychiatric assessments. At least two other child pornography cases have been heard ...

  6. Judge sentences paedophile to 11 years in jail

    Posted Nov 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for first-time offenders. In the past, offenders with no previous criminal record had received community service, fines or suspended jail sentences. Chow's first victim was a boy aged nine, whose ... Peter Brieger A man who molested young boys he met through online video games was handed an 11-year prison sentence yesterday by a judge who warned that he was an extremely serious threat ...

  7. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted May 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... In the story yesterday on page A5 'Use of capital punishment may be reduced' on the new rules giving mainland judges the discretion to specify a mandatory minimum prison term for defendants given suspended death sentences, the use of the term 'without parole' was a translation error. It should have been without reduction of sentence due to good behaviour or special ...

  8. Use of capital punishment may be reduced

    Posted May 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei While new rules requiring the setting of a minimum prison term without parole for defendants given suspended death sentences will not help keep corrupt officials in jail, they will help prepare the ground for a reduction in the use of capital punishment, mainland legal experts said. The suspended death sentence has become a common punishment for high-ranking mainland ...

  9. Timely move to limit death penalty

    Posted May 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the number of executions. But now that courts are handing down more suspended death sentences and other lesser penalties instead, the public is becoming frustrated when corrupt officials or notorious ... penalty and commute all capital punishment that does not warrant immediate execution to suspended death sentences. China continues to execute more people than any other country, if not the rest ...

  10. Delegates call for care in tycoon's death row case

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... People's Court to at least reduce the penalty to a suspended death sentence. 'Ultimately, this case must, of course, be ruled on in accordance with the law,' Zhejiang NPC delegate ... to be executed for a non-violent economic crime; others say it's unfair that corrupt officials often receive suspended death sentences while Wu has to die. But the biggest issue for many ...




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