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  1. 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

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Couple's sentence and conviction upheld to reflect city's abhorrence of their cruel acts 'Inhuman' torture of helper slammed by appeal 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, ...

  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 irons over two years lost their appeals yesterday against their convictions and sentencing. The High Court ruling means Tai ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Woman jailed for torturing maid is cleared of failing to pay her wages

    Posted May 21st 2014, 12:23pm by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Woman who tortured maid in clear over pay A woman jailed for torturing her Indonesian domestic helper with hot irons and bicycle chains has been found ... in the District Court, attacked Kartika with a bicycle chain and with his fists. Au tortured her with hot irons, a paper cutter, bicycle chains, a clothes hanger and a shoe. She was convicted of six ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Woman, 18, who tortured cat escapes jail 'because she is young'

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 01:06pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Sijia Jiang sijia.jiang@scmp.com Woman, 18, escapes jail in cat abuse case A young woman who took part in torturing a stray cat to the brink of death has been sent for drug rehabilitation after two of her friends were jailed for 16 months each earlier this month. The two men had been handed the longest jail term Hong Kong courts had imposed for animal cruelty, a ruling applauded ...

  5. News - COURTS

    Man claims torture led to killing confession

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 04:42am by DANNY MOK HE HUIFENG

    ... He Huifeng and Danny Mok Mainlander accused of murdering doctor says police used electric batons in interrogation Man claims torture led to killing confession A mainlander arrested ... he admitted killing ophthalmologist Colette Tsang Shi-lok, 39, was made under torture by police. Fei is accused of strangling Tsang in a hotel room at the Dameisha resort on Christmas Day ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong couple jailed for 'torturing' Indonesian domestic helper

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 06:13pm by Julie Chu and Thomas Chan

    ... Julie Chu and Thomas Chan Indonesian helper was attacked with bicycle chains, beaten and tortured with hot irons Couple jailed for ‘cruel and vicious’ treatment of maid A judge branded ... Kartika Puspitasari, 30, with a bicycle chain and with his fists. Au tortured her with hot irons, a paper cutter, bicycle chains, a hanger and a shoe. She was convicted of six charges of wounding ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    New rules mean longer wait for 11 torture claimants in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Torture claimants face longer wait Eleven rejected torture claimants will have to wait at least six months before the High Court can hear their judicial ... of the government to screen two types of claims on top of torture claims. Au said the adjournment was meant to see what impact the new system would have on the 11 cases, which challenged decisions made ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Refugee groups reach out-of-court deal to settle defamation case

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by Christy Choi

    ... convention. But it does have a legal obligation not to send back refugees who face torture or degrading treatment, under the Convention Against Torture. Refugees whose claims are approved are referred ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Is kicking a cat to death as bad as killing a deer? Animal cruelty man appeals sentence

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by JULIE CHU

    ... out of a misguided and sadistic sense of fun at seeing an animal suffer over a prolonged time through torture". He said that if the court found a six-month sentence was enough ... because So and his gang surrounded the cat and laughed while kicking it. "They tortured the cat with no reason but only to feel pleasure from seeing the cat suffer … It is a determinate ...

  10. News - China - COURTS

    Suspended jail terms for ex-police who abused suspect in Chongqing

    Posted May 14th 2014, 03:51pm by STEPHEN CHEN, Keith Zhai

    ... of the officers were convicted of intentional injury, and given suspended sentences, while the third, charged with torture, would not be punished, Xinhua reported, citing Dadukou district court. One Chongqing resident who said he had been tortured during the crackdown called the punishments inappropriate and said it would encourage police to abuse suspects in the future. Former officer Gou ...




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