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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Filipino maid's son born and raised in Hong Kong loses permanent residency bid

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 03:43pm by JULIE CHU

    ... and raised in Hong Kong as the son of a Filipino maid has lost his bid for permanent residency after the top court dismissed his challenge to an Immigration Department decision. A five-judge Court of Final Appeal panel refused the application unanimously, ruling that neither 17-year-old Joseph Gutierrez nor his family had shown enough evidence that Hong Kong was his permanent home. Gutierrez ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1595384/filipino-maids-son-born-and-raised-hong-kong-loses-permanent
  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Lawyers sound alarm at time Hong Kong suspects spend on remand

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by Lana Lam

    ... on remand The amount of time Hong Kong puts criminal suspects behind bars before they come to trial has increased by almost 40 days over five years, a development that one legal expert says ought ... with 28 years' experience in Hong Kong courts. "Ninety-nine days is a long time to spend on remand in Lai Chi Kok," he said, referring to the detention facility. Blanchflower said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591982/lawyers-sound-alarm-time-hong-kong-suspects-spend-remand
  3. 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

    ... 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, ... parents' daughter [the victim]. It made the case look more unjustified. "Hong Kong is a modern, civilised city and is serious about human rights. We will not tolerate these inhuman acts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588033/inhuman-torture-helper-slammed-appeal-court-judge
  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    SHKP ex-chairman Walter Kwok suspected Rafael Hui was a Cheung Kong spy

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 04:52am by Stuart Lau

    ... he sought employment, the High Court heard yesterday. Walter Kwok thought the man who would later become the city's chief secretary was part of an "attack" by Cheung Kong ... Kwok was very suspicious. He believed Rafael Hui was a spy sent from Cheung Kong. "At that time, in 2003, he thought Cheung Kong was trying to attack us... He thought a lot of our friends ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1611697/shkp-ex-chairman-walter-kwok-suspected-rafael-hui-was-cheung-kong-spy
  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Married Hong Kong police inspector cleared of trying to threaten ex-lover into sex

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 04:24pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Senior inspector acquitted after judge finds lover's phone message could be fake Policeman cleared of sending sex threat A senior police inspector who was accused of threatening to send a sex video to his ex-lover's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585136/married-hong-kong-police-inspector-cleared-trying-threaten-ex-lover
  6. 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 ir ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581136/hong-kong-couple-jailed-torturing-indonesian-helper-fail-appeal-bid
  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Thomas Kwok made brother Walter a 'convenient scapegoat' to conceal bribes for Rafael Hui, court told

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:48am by Stuart Lau

    ... four charges, including one with Hui of furnishing false information. Chan, 68, and former Hong Kong stock exchange official Francis Kwan Hung-sang, 63, each face two charges. All have pleaded not guilty.   The South China Morning Post 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1622341/thomas-kwok-made-brother-walter-convenient-scapegoat-conceal-bribes
  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong government's reform reports may face judicial review in court

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:45am by Stuart Lau

    ... that it is unconstitutional to require chief executive candidates to "love the country and Hong Kong"- which Leung's report describes as a matter the community generally agrees on. The requirement ... the committee will have set out how Hong Kong should elect a chief executive on the principle of one man, one vote in 2017. In Kwok's 183-page application, he said: "It is of utmost importance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1579483/hong-kong-governments-reform-reports-may-face-judicial-review-court
  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Thomas Kwok's HK$10 million payment to Rafael Hui was 'small sum', court told

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:06am by Stuart Lau

    ... counts of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office. Raymond Kwok, 61, faces four charges, including one with Hui of furnishing false information. Chan and former Hong Kong stock exchange ... applies to all such trials and is intended to ensure Hong Kong’s laws on contempt of court are observed.  Readers will be able to comment on these stories as soon as the trial concerned ends.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1621682/thomas-kwoks-hk10-million-payment-rafael-hui-was-small-sum-court-told
  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    All evidence has been presented in the Rafael Hui corruption case

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 06:30am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Hui trial jury has heard all evidence in the case All the evidence in the city's most high-profile graft trial in recent history has been presented to the jury tasked with passing the verdict on former government No 2 R ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1623296/all-evidence-has-been-presentedin-rafael-hui-corruption-case

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