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  1. Convict suspected of duping top court

    Posted Nov 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Police are investigating whether a jailed Nigerian drug trafficker used forged witness statements to persuade Hong Kong's top court to overturn his conviction for assaulting prison officers. In a case that could embarrass both the Department of Justice and the judiciary, Brian Hall convinced the Court of Final Appeal in June that prison authorities had done ...

  2. Swiss return US$21m from Chen accounts

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... in 2007 after the corruption scandals implicating the former first family began to surface. Chen and his wife, Wu Shu-chen, were convicted of corruption by Taiwan's Supreme Court last month, ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Swiss authorities returned US$21 million to Taiwan from accounts held in the names of the family members of disgraced former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian ...

  3. 'No' votes for top judicial reports still highest but fewer than before

    Posted Mar 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the Supreme People's Court's annual work report yesterday, and 558 did the same on the Supreme People's Procuratorate's annual work report. By comparison, Premier Wen Jiabao's ... problems. A Supreme Court judge who attended the voting said the vote was not so much directed at this year's report, but more reflected the general sentiment of the deputies and people towards ...

  4. Prison pair lose court bid for poll vote

    Posted Aug 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Peter Brieger Prisoners will not be voting in next month's Legislative Council election. A High Court judge yesterday told advocates pushing to overturn the city's sweeping ban ... Hartmann in the Court of First Instance. 'It is a matter of real constitutional importance.' Even if two jailed criminals and politician 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung won ...

  5. Court clears Chen of graft charge

    Posted Jun 09th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei The Taipei District Court has found ex-president Chen Shui-bian not guilty of embezzling diplomatic funds due to lack of evidence. Yesterday's ruling comes as an appeal court's decision looms on the same court's earlier conviction of Chen for a raft of financial and other offences, for which he was sentenced to life imprisonment. Chen ...

  6. Taiwan court to rule on Chen's appeal

    Posted Jun 11th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... to the Supreme Court will continue, and then a second issue- that of whether Chen must remain in detention while the appeal goes on- must be addressed again. It is also possible that some but not all ... of evidence, the Taipei District Court cleared Chen of a graft charge in a separate corruption case, in which he was accused of stealing US$330,000 in allowances earmarked for foreign visits during his ...

  7. US bids to take over two properties owned by Chen Shui-bian

    Posted Jul 16th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... before the Supreme Court. John Morton, Homeland Security director for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said the forfeiture complaint 'serves as a warning to those corrupt foreign ... to the graft-tainted former leader, who is still appealing against his corruption conviction. In a statement released on Wednesday, the US Justice Department said it had filed civil forfeiture complaints ...

  8. Flurry of court cases puts the new-found freedom of Indonesia's press to the test

    Posted Sep 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the district court. But he remains free and has even been nominated as a presidential candidate while he appeals his case in the Supreme Court. Indonesia has had one of the freest presses in Southeast ... Conviction for 'unsuitable' cartoon just the latest bid to gag media, say critics A court ruling this week that a newspaper editor was guilty of defamation for publishing ...

  9. Mafia boss executed after controversial court ruling

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui A mafia kingpin was executed yesterday after the Supreme People's Court overturned an earlier ruling and handed down the death penalty. It was the first time since the 1980s trial of the Gang of Four that a criminal case had gone before the court. The case was heard by judges from the Supreme Court in Jinzhou, Liaoning province, over the past week. Liu Yong, ...

  10. Chen gets new shot at freedom

    Posted Oct 09th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Graft-tainted former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian has won another shot at freedom after the Supreme Court ordered a new hearing on whether to free him. ... 'The reasons given by the High Court to hold the defendant failed to show exactly how the defendant would be able to flee,' the Supreme Court said in a statement. It also said the High ...




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