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  1. News - China - COURTS

    Shanghai court seizes Japanese ore carrier in second world war reparations dispute

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 03:21am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Shanghai court seizes Japanese ship in war dispute A court in Shanghai has seized a large Japanese ore carrier at a port in Zhejiang province to enforce a verdict seeking compensation for the sinking of two civilian Chinese cargo ships during the second world war. Shanghai Maritime Court said on its website on Saturday that it had impounded ...

  2. News - China - COURTS

    Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti denies charges in separatism trial

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35pm by AGENCIES

    ... in the region. Tohti, a former economics professor in Beijing, is accused of leading activities aimed at overthrowing Chinese rule in Xinjiang, where authorities have been waging a “war on terror” ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Refugee groups reach out-of-court deal to settle defamation case

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by Christy Choi

    ... in a war of words that had caused strife among asylum seekers and within the small community of NGOs that took up the refugees' cause. At issue were posts on Vision First's website ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    War of words in Hong Kong tycoons' Macau bribery trial

    Posted Jul 30th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu in Macau phila.siu@scmp.com Defence lawyers argue that notes made by jailed official do not implicate Joseph Lau in corruption case but point to third businessman War of words in HK tycoons' bribery trial The corruption trial involving Hong Kong tycoons Joseph Lau Luen-hung and Steven Lo Kit-sing resumed yesterday, with Lau's lawyers challenging a key ...

  5. News - Asia - COURTS

    Court orders Nippon Steel to compensate war victims

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seoul Unprecedented ruling, which Japanese company will appeal, cites 'crimes against humanity' Judge orders Nippon Steel to pay war victims In an unprecedented ... Chan-soo, plaintiff Japanese courts have in the past thrown out claims by South Korean and Chinese who suffered at Japanese hands during the second world war, arguing the matter of compensation ...

  6. News - World - COURTS

    Ex-Croatian generals acquitted of war crimes

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 05:42pm by Agence France-Presse in The Hague

    ... Agence France-Presse in The Hague The UN Yugoslav war crimes court acquitted Croatian ex-generals Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac of charges, including war crimes during the bloody ... which will in July join the European Union, having fulfilled the condition of handing over war crimes suspects to the court based in The Hague. People cheered and broke down in tears in Zagreb’s ...

  7. News - World - COURTS

    Serbian ex-leader Radovan Karadzic tells UN court he tried to stop war

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in The Hague

    ... Agence France-Presse in The Hague Serbian leader in dock for alleged war crimes in Bosnia 'should be rewarded' for the good he did Karadzic says he tried to stop war A strident Radovan Karadzic told the UN Yugoslav war-crimes court yesterday he should be rewarded for trying to avoid war in Bosnia and said no one thought there would be a genocide. His claims brought ...

  8. 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 ... The removal of the banners came against the backdrop of what was dubbed a "poster war" between Falun Gong practitioners, protesting against what they say is the persecution of followers ...

  9. News - World - COURTS

    British Muslims convicted of murder for soldier's killing on London street

    Posted Dec 20th 2013, 02:13am by Reuters

    ... over 90 minutes to unanimously find Michael Adebolajo, 29, and Michael Adebowale, 22, guilty of murdering Lee Rigby, 25, an Afghan war veteran, near an army barracks in Woolwich, southeast ... murder but an act of war- a war for Allah in response to Britain's foreign policy and Western wars in nations such as Iraq and Afghanistan. "I am a soldier of Allah. This is war ...

  10. News - World - COURTS

    Four on trial in absentia for killing ex-Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 01:45am by GDN

    ... the target was killed, but to send a terrifying message to the people of Beirut and of Lebanon". Hariri had been a popular prime minister of post-civil war Lebanon, credited with rebuilding ... which was a spillover from the war years. In the months before his death, he backed a UN resolution calling on Syrian forces to leave the country. Farrell said that Salim Ayyash "was ...




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