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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Life sentence for jealous security guard who stabbed girlfriend to death

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:45am by JULIE CHU

    ... sentence for killing Law Yuk-yu, 24, on November 28, 2012. Poon was also found guilty of the attempted murder of Law's colleague and love interest Chan Tai-wai, 20, a day after he killed Law ... hours to reach their guilty verdict, six to one. The court heard that Poon, Law and Chan were colleagues, working in security at Coastal Skyline, a private housing estate in Tung Chung. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    'She fell onto the knife I was holding', suspect tells court in girlfriend murder case

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:37am by JULIE CHU

    ... with an accident: he had been holding a knife in order to kill himself when she fell onto it. Poon Man-sum, 32, who denies murdering 24-year-old Law Yuk-yu, told the High Court he had intended to commit suicide at Law's Tai Po flat after she refused to get back together with him. Poon said Law's response to the threat was: "Don't be childish. Please be more mature." Law ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Phoenix TV sued over US sex claims

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:01am by Shirley Zhao and Agence France-Presse

    ... mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law new legislation that gives unpaid interns the same right as paid employees to sue over allegations they were harassed or discriminated against ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Newspaper founder fails in bid to have 33-year-old arrest warrant for trafficking revoked

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 01:30pm by JULIE CHU

    ... in the 1970s and a law making this an offence did not take effect until 1994. The warrant was issued on September 25, 1978 after Ma fled before a scheduled hearing of charges of conspiracy to deal ... was not a criminal offence until the law came into effect in 1994. Thus, the prosecution could not charge Ma with failing to appear at a trial as he had fled in the 1970s. He said Ma suffered from heart ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong police not behind bid to revoke Ma Sik-chun's arrest warrant

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:08am by Ada Lee

    ... after Basic Law Committee member Professor Rao Geping suggested mainland security laws be applied in Hong Kong until the city enacts legislation under Article 23 of the mini-constitution. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Guard 'killed girlfriend, chopped love rival'

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 04:55am by Austin Chiu

    ... prosecutor Nicholas Adams said. Police discovered the body of 24-year-old Law Yuk-yu in her public housing flat the day after her death. She was found under a blanket, a fruit knife stuck in her back. Poon, 32, pleaded not guilty to murdering Law, a colleague who became his lover, in her flat at the Tai Wo estate in Tai Po on November 28, 2012. But he admitted attempting to murder Chan ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    PLA break-in suspect calls to halt trial, claiming pressure from Beijing

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:37am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... for the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office under the State Council was quoted as saying the PLA barracks were protected by law and that those who disregarded the law and broke into the premises should ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Extradition case must not be delayed: lawyer

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:02am by JULIE CHU

    ... Kong this January as he crossed the border from Shenzhen. On February 28 he applied for asylum, claiming he and his family were under threat. Yesterday, Lam said Hong Kong laws provided ... a person could not be handed over, she said. According to the law, if the person might be prejudiced at his trial or punished, detained or restricted in his personal liberty by reason of his race, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Removing Falun Gong banners 'breached right to free speech'

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:02am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Falun Gong practitioners say displays taken down by government officials during 'poster war' were political speech and protected by law Removal ... by the Basic Law and the Bill of Rights. The court heard that, in removing the banners on April 24, the department invoked the Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance, which states that no bill ...

  10. News - China - COURTS

    Top officials join start of trial of 'mafia' tycoon Liu Han

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 11:07pm by Keith Zhai

    ... before a court gives its verdict. The rule of law is nonsense in such circumstances." Liu asked the court yesterday to call witnesses to prove his innocence, but the judge refused, saying ...




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