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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Lawyers sound alarm at time Hong Kong suspects spend on remand

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by Lana Lam

    ... on remand The amount of time Hong Kong puts criminal suspects behind bars before they come to trial has increased by almost 40 days over five years, a development that one legal expert says ought ... with 28 years' experience in Hong Kong courts. "Ninety-nine days is a long time to spend on remand in Lai Chi Kok," he said, referring to the detention facility. Blanchflower said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591982/lawyers-sound-alarm-time-hong-kong-suspects-spend-remand
  2. 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

    ... judge Hong Kong will not tolerate the type of "inhuman" torture an Indonesian domestic helper suffered at the hands of her employers, who beat her with bicycle chains and hot irons, ... in their early 40s, were convicted of eight counts of assaulting their helper, Kartika Puspitasari, for over two years. They were jailed for three years and three months, and five years and six months, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588033/inhuman-torture-helper-slammed-appeal-court-judge
  3. 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

    ... for torturing their Indonesian domestic helper with bicycle chains and hot irons over two years lost their appeals yesterday against their convictions and sentencing. The High Court ruling means Tai ... a paper cutter, a hanger and a shoe- was found guilty of six charges of wounding and assault causing actual bodily harm. The attacks took place over two years, starting from October 2010. ...

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

    Woman brings alleged rapist to court after 5 years of agony

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

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Classmate ‘rape victim’ seeks justice after 5 years A woman allegedly raped by an old classmate five years ago decided to speak out at last as she thought it might relieve her anguish, a court heard yesterday. The 30-year-old woman said Siu Wing-nin, 29, pushed her onto his bed and raped her when she went to his home in Sha Tin to borrow a camera ...

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

    Pilot sued over loan default by Australian betting syndicate chairman

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Pilot faces HK$12m suit over defaulted loan An Australian businessman has launched a lawsuit in Hong Kong to pursue A$1.8 million (HK$12.6 million) in debts run up by the troubled chairman of a now-defunct Australian betting syndicate, a High Court writ shows. Antonio Colaciello has taken his case to Hong Kong courts because the guarantor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591945/pilot-sued-over-loan-default-australian-betting-syndicate-chairman
  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Did police wrong-foot dancing gay activists? Top Hong Kong court to decide

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

    ... of the activists, a man identified only as T, applied for a judicial review. The case was dismissed by the Court of First Instance, but the Court of Appeal ruled in T's favour last year. Senior counsel ... considered only how much control organisers had over admission to the event. He said the lower court had cited the ordinance in question as using "the concept of control as a limiting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577877/did-police-wrong-foot-dancing-gay-activists-top-hong-kong-court
  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Married Hong Kong police inspector cleared of trying to threaten ex-lover into sex

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 04:24pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... and messages years later and met for casual sex on three occasions between 2013 and 2014, the court heard. The woman alleged that through WhatsApp, Turner once asked her to "do as she ... this year, during which she claimed Turner sent her the threatening message on February 13. Defence lawyer David Boyton previously argued that the messages could have been made up as the woman wanted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585136/married-hong-kong-police-inspector-cleared-trying-threaten-ex-lover
  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Slovak businessman sentenced to 4 years’ jail in international money laundering case

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 07:26pm by Bryan Harris

    ... and alcoholic in a months-long operation to expose Jariabka. The court had heard that, in May last year, the defendant hired Papaleo to come to Hong Kong to establish two front companies and open a bank ... by the journalist. The defendant had claimed he wanted to set up legitimate companies. But Dufton said that, if the operation had been legitimate, Papaleo would not have been sent to Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1587945/slovak-businessman-sentenced-4-years-jail-international-money
  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Truck driver jailed over death of mainlander

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Man whose truck hit young accountant, sparking online storm, gets 4 years Truck driver jailed over death of mainlander A truck driver was jailed for four years ... of dangerous driving leading to the death of Stephanie Liu Han, 25. The mainlander was reported to be a high-achieving graduate of the University of Hong Kong who worked for accounting giant Ernst ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583964/truck-driver-jailed-over-death-mainlander
  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hasselblad sues its ex-boss over deals with Sony

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Hong Kong-based former chief executive is accused of wrongful and negligent conduct Hasselblad sues its ex-boss over deals with Sony A top camera company is suing its Hong Kong-based former senior executive for undisclosed damages, claiming he caused losses while placing orders with Sony, a High Court writ says. Hasselblad Limited and Uferahal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583963/hasselblad-sues-its-ex-boss-over-deals-sony

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