Oscar Pistorius thankful for prayers to his and Reeva Steenkamp's family

Relatives of Oscar Pistorius hug each other in court in Pretoria. Photo: Reuters

Pistorius was freed on a record one million rand (HK$873,000) bail on Friday after eight days in custody and an emotionally charged four-day bail hearing.

Sunday, 24 February, 2013, 6:25am

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Lily Chiang Lai-lei

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Lily Chiang's bid for bail rejected

Jailed businesswoman Lily Chiang Lai-lei lost her bid for bail pending appeal after a high court judge ruled that she had no 'reasonably arguable ground' for appeal.

Chiang, 51, the daughter of industrialist Chiang Chen and the first woman to chair the General Chamber of Commerce, was jailed by the District Court in June last year for 31/2 years for a HK$3 million scam.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Policeman to face court over restaurant graft claims

Police superintendent Titus Wong Koon-ho will appear in court on Monday after being arrested by anti-corruption officers again yesterday. He is accused of getting cheap meals at a restaurant and turning a blind eye to it serving alcohol without a liquor licence.

16 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Witness in Rugby Sevens fake-ticket trial missing

The city's first trial on the sale of fake tickets for the Rugby Sevens tournament is on the verge of collapse, after the prosecution's sole witness went missing yesterday.

12 May 2012 - 12:00am

City Digest

Trial date set for prison officers accused of assault

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Find alternative to custodial remand

The presumption of innocence is fundamental to our system of justice. When it comes to release on bail for people accused of crimes, however, the principle has to be weighed against the interests of justice and the community. As a result, many accused are deprived of their liberty before they are found guilty of anything.

17 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

80 days' prison for defendants in courts crisis

People locked up awaiting trial are spending an average of 80 days in Hong Kong's prison system before their case is completed - nearly three weeks longer than they were in 2008 - figures obtained by the Sunday Morning Post show.

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

City Digest

Media improvement measures at new Legco

19 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Judge bars tycoon from leaving on trip to UK

Tycoon Carson Yeung Ka-sing has been barred from leaving Hong Kong today to fly to the UK to attend to his financially troubled English League Championship soccer club Birmingham City.

15 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Activists warned over bail protests

A police union leader and a lawmaker warned activists who terminated their bail they could be rearrested at any time.

Activists arrested recently during several demonstrations have adopted the practice of terminating their bail as a protest over lengthy police investigations and what they claim are 'political' arrests.

26 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Ai Weiwei out on bail, 'admits tax evasion'

Artist-activist Ai Weiwei was released on bail last night, with police saying it was because he had confessed to tax evasion and was suffering from chronic illness.

The decision was also made 'in consideration of the fact that Ai has repeatedly said he is willing to pay the taxes he evaded', Xinhua quoted police in Beijing as saying.

23 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Mask case just one of several, court told

A 'well-organised syndicate' appears to have been involved in smuggling people abroad through Hong Kong airport, a prosecutor said yesterday, as two ground staff appeared in court accused of helping a young mainlander board a plane disguised as an elderly Caucasian.

15 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Bailed activists to force police's hand

A group of activists detained for unlawful assembly in March say they will refuse to continue their bail and demand to be detained in protest at the lengthy investigation they say is designed to keep them out of action during the sensitive period surrounding June 4 and July 1.

4 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Two more held over alleged slimming scam

Two more people have been held in connection with an alleged slimming scam, bringing to 11 the total number of arrests.

Officers from the Kowloon West regional crime unit arrested the two employees of Royal Bodyperfect yesterday. All suspects have now been released on bail and told to report back next month.

18 Feb 2011 - 12:00am