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  1. Charge struck out in 7s tickets trial

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com The city's first trial over fake Rugby Sevens tickets ended yesterday with the magistrate striking out a charge of deception against the British ... the trial 'a special case'. ...

  2. Witness in Rugby Sevens fake-ticket trial missing

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com The city's first trial on the sale of fake tickets for the Rugby Sevens tournament is on the verge of collapse, after the prosecution's sole witness went missing yesterday. Alexander de Sola Torgersen, 33, failed to reappear in Eastern Court at noon to continue giving his testimony as an agent working for sports-ticket agency Euroteam. ...

  3. UN trials a positive step towards peace

    Posted Jun 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... is wanted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia for trial on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, arising from the massacre of 8,000 Muslim men ...

  4. Suspicion over speeding trial outcome is unfounded

    Posted Jan 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Michael Chugani, I fear, expresses a suspicion too far ('Suspicious minds', January 22). The decision to amend the charge faced by Peter Lam Kin-ngok at his trial for speeding ... was cross-examined by the defence, and this became impossible. It is by no means uncommon for a prosecutor to have to amend a charge in the course of a trial to take account of the way the evidence is given, ...

  5. Businessman on trial for blackmail

    Posted Aug 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A businessman is standing trial for allegedly blackmailing a nightclub public relations officer for HK$30,000 and threatening to post nude photos of her on the internet if she ... counts of theft. The court heard that Chan had taken nude photographs of the woman to show to mainland officials he hoped she would entertain for payment. The trial continues today. ...

  6. Trial by media

    Posted Jun 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... local media is notorious for conducting this kind of trial on widely debated incidents. The welfare fraud case of tsunami survivor Leung Wai-kei is another example. She was given a suspended ...

  7. Trial by ordeal a blot on securities books

    Posted May 17th 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... made them offences and we can as easily unmake them. Is it really worthwhile for us to sacrifice such treasured rights as a prompt trial, the presumption of innocence until proof of guilt ... to conviction or acquittal. Trial by ordeal is a barbaric practice. ...

  8. Defendants in Eastweek trial seek stay

    Posted Aug 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was justified, adding that a fair trial was possible in the Magistrates' Court. The hearing continues today. ...

  9. The right to jury service or the right to vote?

    Posted May 27th 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching The system of trial by jury, whereby fellow members of the community decide on the guilt or innocence of a suspect, was introduced into Asia through the expansion of British colonialism. But, now that the British empire is gone, few former British colonies have opted to retain the jury system. Hong Kong is one exception. Jury trials have been retained by Australia, New ...

  10. Rough justice

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... undoubtedly never thought that she might become a world symbol for the failings of the country's criminal justice. Yet, her forthcoming trial in Hefei, for the murder of Briton Neil Heywood, ... of prosecution? One can understand why a Chongqing trial would raise many doubts about its fairness, with the case being handled by prosecutors and judges who may have been appointed, promoted ...




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