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  1. News - China - JUSTICE

    Shanxi police official faces trial after interrogation subject ends up in a coma

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 06:37pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Keira Lu Huang keira.huang@scmp.com A former deputy police chief in Shanxi province is facing trial over the handling of a suspect who somehow fell off the police station and slipped ... charge. Wang was sacked from the force and detained. He was released on bail and is awaiting trial soon for dereliction of duty. Other police personnel linked to the case have been punished, ...

  2. News - China - JUSTICE

    Rule of law 'not respected' in Zhou Yongkang probe, sources say

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:08am by Keith Zhai

    ... now being investigated, sources said. One of the more problematic cases is that of Liu Han, the Sichuan mining tycoon with links to Zhou's son, Zou Bin. During the trial, Liu's ... the trial quoted the brother, Liu Wei, as saying. "They said if I didn't make the confessions, they would arrest my wife and child." Liu Wei said the investigators tortured him ...

  3. News - China - JUSTICE

    Activist calling for end to one-party rule stands trial in Guangzhou

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 03:48am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Activist calling for end to one-party rule stands trial A founder of an amorphous movement seeking to end the country's one-party rule went on trial yesterday amid tight security in Guangzhou, facing charges of disrupting public order. The trial of Liu Yuandong, of the Southern Street movement, is part of a wider crackdown by Beijing on any form ...

  4. News - China - JUSTICE

    Activist Xu Zhiyong vows to remain silent during 'unfair' trial

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 03:51am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Activist Xu vows to remain silent at 'unfair' trial Prominent rights advocate and legal scholar Xu Zhiyong plans to remain silent at his trial ... Qingfang, said judges at the pre-trial meeting yesterday denied Xu's request that witnesses and the co-defendants named in his case be allowed to testify in court. Zhang also said court ...

  5. News - China Insider - JUSTICE

    Zhejiang judge remarks on openness of Bo Xilai trial

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 02:57pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com A provincial court chief has remarked on the openness of the trial of disgraced party highflyer Bo Xilai when appealing for a more transparent judiciary. “In the case of Bo’s trial, if it hadn’t been carried out under openness to such an extent, who knows how many rumours would have been stirred up,” said Qi Qi, president of Zhejiang Provincial High ...

  6. News - China - JUSTICE

    Hawker Nian Bin in hiding after Chinese court overturns death sentence

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 11:19am by Patrick Boehler

    ... pressure,” she wrote online in a first reaction, referring to long-standing allegations she made that local authorities had tried to prevent a fair trial. Nian stood accused of poisoning a family ...

  7. News - China - JUSTICE

    Beijing police recommend trial for Xu Zhiyong, activist for wealth disclosure

    Posted Dec 08th 2013, 06:27am by NYT

    ... The New York Times Beijing police recommend rights advocate Xu Zhiyong be charged with organising protests Leading activist for wealth disclosure set to face trial Beijing police have ... education opportunities, his lawyer and a friend said. The recommendation from investigators in Beijing brought Xu one step closer to trial, but prosecutors must still decide whether to indict him, ...

  8. News - China - JUSTICE

    Protests follow detention of rights lawyer detained after Falun Gong trial

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Protests follow lawyer's arrest after Falun Gong trial The arrest of a human rights lawyer in a courtroom after the trial of a Falun Gong follower has ... or destroy the people's trust in the nation under the rule of law". They called for the release of video footage of the trial. A growing number of public-interest lawyers on the mainland ...

  9. News - China - JUSTICE

    The case that put China's rule of law on trial

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... the rule of law on trial A controversial final court verdict against dozens of defendants in southern China this month dealt a vicious blow to a civil campaign mounted by scores of defence lawyers ... on trial in Guiyang city court in March 2010, charged in connection with organised crime. Li was sentenced to 19 years in jail, and the others received various sentences. His wife immediately ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - JUSTICE

    Lack of transparency on legal aid decisions criticised

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 11:25am by Austin Chiu

    ... no substance in a trial lawyer's opinion, it should give reasons." Hung's criticism came after the Court of Appeal's Mr Justice Frank Stock expressed concern about the refusal ... of justice. If a defendant funded by legal aid is convicted after trial, his lawyer has a duty to submit a report to the department detailing whether the person has reasonable grounds to appeal. ...




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