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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Donald Tsang would have confided in friend Rafael Hui, graft trial told

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 03:37am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Tsang would have confided in Hui, graft trial told Former chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen would have confided in Rafael Hui Si-yan before his predecessor, Tung Chee-hwa, resigned in 2005, a High Court graft trial heard yesterday. Prosecutors made the claim to rebut Hui's testimony that he had not expected Tung's surprise exit, ...

  2. News - China Insider - CHINA DIGEST

    More bikes for rent in Hefei; a couple in Nanjing stands trial over cancer drugs

    Posted Nov 11th 2014, 05:20am by Alice Yan

    ... Jiangsu Trial over cancer drugs A couple in Nanjing has stood trial for selling unlicensed cancer-treating drugs online, the Modern Express reports. The husband has worked in India ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Veteran British judge to preside over trial of captains in Lamma ferry disaster

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 05:43pm by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com British judge to preside over ferry disaster trial A former British judge who handled landmark post-handover constitutional cases presides at the trial ... and Gerard McCoy SC, while Lai is represented at the trial by Audrey Campbell-Moffat SC. The prosecution team for the trial- which is slated to last 60 days- is led by Andrew Bruce SC. Chow and Lai ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Finance chief John Tsang comes out of his shell at 'egg-throwing' trial

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 12:55pm by Thomas Chan

    ... Chun-wah brought an unexpected light touch to a solemn court hearing when he took the stand at the trial of a man accused of throwing an egg at him. Asked by magistrate So Wai-tak to produce his ... does not make reports of ongoing jury trials available for comment by our readers.  This policy applies to all such trials and is intended to ensure Hong Kong’s laws on contempt of court ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Rafael Hui trial revealed rotten heart of Hong Kong government, says prosecutor

    Posted Nov 05th 2014, 05:46pm by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Payments to former chief secretary by tycoon brothers had ‘all the hallmarks of a bribe’, prosecutors says in summing up at graft trial 'Something ... was "rotten" at its core, the prosecution said yesterday, summing up the evidence of graft in the trial of the former chief secretary. In a nutshell, the eight charges against the five defendants ...

  6. News - China - CRIME

    Sichuan earthquake hero Lei Chunian stands trial for fraud

    Posted Nov 04th 2014, 04:51am by MIM LAU

    ... Mimi Lau mimi.lau@scmp.com Sichuan earthquake hero stands trial for fraud Lei Chunian, the former Sichuan schoolboy feted as a hero for saving pupils during the 2008 earthquake, stood trail yesterday on accusations he defrauded 21 people- including a girlfriend- out of 463,000 yuan (HK$584,000), mainland media reported. Xinhua reported Lei showed no remorse in the Chengdu ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: trials and terror

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 10:27pm by Jason Wordie

    ... Jason Wordie Judicial oaths have been designed to scare out the truth, writes Jason Wordie Trials and terror Historically, judicial systems the world over have assumed that – human nature being what it is – everyone who comes through the door will lie and dissemble. So how did courts compel key witnesses to tell the truth, particularly if it suited their interests ...

  8. News - China

    Defendants paraded in mass trial in front of 5,000 spectators

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 02:38pm

    ... the streets on the back of a truck Twenty four suspects were paraded in public in front of 5,000 spectators during a public trial in China – despite laws banning the display of defendants, according to Modern Express newspaper. Pictures from the mass trial in Huarong county, Hunan, show defendants flanked by police with boards stating their names and alleged crimes hanging from their necks ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Judge does South Africa proud in Pistorius trial

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:36am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Global interest in the trial was guaranteed by the case's Hollywoodesque elements. Pistorius overcame a disability to become a champion sprinter, the futuristic carbon-fibre prosthetics he ... "Righteous anger should not cloud judgment," she said. This was Mandela's philosophy of reconciliation and mercy. Intense international media scrutiny of the trial always meant South Africa ...

  10. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Two convicted Khmer Rouge leaders face new mass murder trial in UN-backed court

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 12:18pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, already convicted for crimes against humanity in August, now on trial for mass murder of Vietnamese and Muslims The genocide trial of two former Khmer Rouge leaders resumed Friday at a UN-backed court in Cambodia, where they face charges over the mass murder of Vietnamese people and ethnic Muslims, forced marriage ...




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