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  1. News - China - CRIME

    Death sentence overturned in 'landmark' Chinese domestic violence case

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 11:01am by Patrick Boehler

    ... with far-reaching implications for survivors of domestic violence". The Supreme People's Court reversed its approval of the death sentence given to 43-year-old Li Yan from Sichuan, her brother Li ... campaign for comprehensive legislation on domestic violence. Her husband, Tan Yong, had beaten Li, extinguished cigarettes on her face and locked her out on their balcony in winter, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1539450/death-sentence-overturned-landmark-chinese-domestic-violence-case
  2. News - World - CRIME

    Recorded rapes in UK rise by almost a third despite overall fall in crime

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:46am by AFP

    ... co-director of the End Violence Against Women Coalition. Overall crime figures, however, dropped over the year. There were an estimated 7.1 million incidents- a 16 per cent fall from the previous year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1618672/recorded-rapes-uk-rise-almost-third-despite-overall-fall-crime
  3. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Plea for action on domestic violence

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Advocates mark 10th anniversary of family's killing with demand for more protection Plea for action on domestic violence Ten years on from the shocking killing of a mother and her two daughters, an advocacy group says the government is still not doing enough to protect victims of domestic violence. Mourners gathered at the Tin Heng Estate in Tin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466505/plea-action-domestic-violence
  4. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Senior Post editor Cliff Buddle assaulted during lecture at HKU

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 04:02am by Staff Reporter

    ... Xiangwei, editor-in-chief of the Post, said: "We condemn this attack on our colleague, Cliff. Violence has no place in the classroom. Police are currently investigating and we trust ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1611036/senior-post-editor-cliff-buddle-assaulted-during-lecture-hku
  5. News - China - CRIME

    Chinese man accused of raping another man walks free due to loophole in criminal law

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 04:26pm by WU NAN

    ... defines rape as crimes against women – but leaves out men. The Criminal Law of the People’s Republic of China states that the “crime of rape is using violence, coercion or any other means to force having sex with women, or girls who are under 14 years old”. It ascribes penalties of three to 10 years in prison, depending on the age of the victims and the level of violence. Raping minors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1600213/chinese-suspect-who-raped-another-man-walks-free-due-loophole-criminal
  6. News - China - CRIME

    The terrifying moment chopper-wielding vendor lunges at chengguan

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:02pm by Staff Reporter

    ... capital city, Guangzhou, recorded 199 cases in which street vendors used violence against the chengguan  between January and August. Ninety-nine of the officers were injured as vendors used ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1600264/chopper-wielding-vendor-arrested-chasing-chengguan-officer-after-dispute
  7. News - China - CRIME

    Japanese man kills son, wife then commits suicide in Shenzhen, police say

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 05:21am by Teddy Ng

    ... wife and he had became emotionally upset. He killed his wife on September 1, and his son on Saturday, and then committed suicide, police said, without giving details of how the violence was carried out. Officers were contacted by the man's elder brother, who grew alarmed after he couldn't reach him. "Because [I] cannot bear my wife's domestic violence, [I] lost my ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1587495/japanese-man-kills-son-wife-then-commits-suicide-shenzhen-police-say
  8. News - World - CRIME

    Vatican puts ex-envoy under house arrest in sex abuse case

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 11:30am by AFP

    ... predecessor. Last year he overhauled Vatican law, issuing a special decree declaring that sexual violence and sexual acts with children, child prostitution and child pornography were punishable by up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1599352/vatican-puts-ex-envoy-under-house-arrest-sex-abuse-case
  9. News - China - CRIME

    Four Chinese schoolkids 'bloodied and bruised' after alleged attack by art teacher

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 07:14pm by Kathy Gao

    ... Kathy Gao kathy.gao@scmp.com Suspect Lei Mingxing is now on the run and being hunted by police, as authorities investigate what triggered such violence Four primary schoolchildren were severely injured after being assaulted by their art teacher in China’s western Shanxi province on Tuesday. The teacher, Lei Mingxing, 35, fled the scene and is now on the run after beating the six- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1589475/four-chinese-schoolkids-bloodied-and-bruised-after-alleged-attack-art
  10. News - World - CRIME

    Canada arrests dentist wanted for mutilating patients in France

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:18pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bourges, France Dentist on run from France held in Canada A fugitive Dutch dentist accused of mutilating dozens of French patients has been arrested in Canada following an international manhunt. Mark Van Nierop has been sought under an international arrest warrant since February for "intentional violence causing permanent mutilation". He ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1586078/canada-arrests-dentist-wanted-mutilating-patients-france

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