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Crimes Against Humanity

'Ludicrous' laws fail trafficking victims

Hong Kong's 'ludicrous' and 'inept' human-trafficking laws are punishing victims of the crime rather than those who bring them to the city, a leading human rights solicitor says.

Sunday, 29 July, 2012, 12:00am

Cambodia takes a stand against slavery

The Issue

Human trafficking is a crime that affects 2.5 million people worldwide. Out of that number, more than half are living in or are from Asia and the Pacific. Cambodia is a common destination for and origin of trafficked victims, who are forced to beg or work in the sex industry.

17 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Woman jailed for gay sex blackmail

A woman who conspired to blackmail a religious leader over gay sex encounters was jailed for five years yesterday.

Li Dora Kay, 59, was found guilty in the District Court of two counts of conspiracy to blackmail. She tried unsuccessfully to halt her trial on the grounds that wide media coverage would influence the judge.

23 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Fighting for the help

According to Section one of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America, December 6, 1865: 'Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.'

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

'Evil' mistress gets maximum jail sentence

A 'dangerous' mistress was jailed for seven years yesterday for what a judge described as a 'genuinely evil' plot to extort HK$139 million from her wealthy ex-lover over a period of two years.

9 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Unstoppable trade thrives in the dark

They were sold dreams of simple jobs abroad as supermarket clerks, babysitters and beauticians. They were told of a salary, small for the average Hongkonger but a fortune back home. When they arrived to work they became enslaved.

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

China to publish results of piracy campaign

11 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Defence lawyers can be unreasonable

Lawyers are expected to uphold the law, yet some of them cause a lot of harm to society. Some defence lawyers specialise in getting their wealthy clients off the hook through clever manipulations of the legal system.

15 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

HK bosses arm iPods to fight people smugglers

iPods and iPhones are being modified for use in the war on people trafficking in an ingenious initiative driven by executives from some of Hong Kong's top companies.

8 May 2011 - 12:00am

Schizophrenic cleared of murdering ex-wife

A man with a history of schizophrenia who stabbed his former wife to death was yesterday found not guilty of her murder. Lecky Lui Ping-yuen, 45, had earlier admitted manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility at the Court of First Instance. Sentencing was adjourned to March 15 for psychiatric reports.

26 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

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