Denver's Demaryius Thomas inspired by jailed mother and grandmother

Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas openly talks about his jailed mother and grandmother during Super Bowl XLVIII Media Day at the Prudential Centre in Newark, New Jersey. Photo: AFP

For most of his life, Denver Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas has only been able to see his mother and grandmother in prison, but they are inspiring him for Sunday's Super Bowl.

Wednesday, 29 January, 2014, 10:08pm

Mainland anger over corrupt cadre's early release from jail

Xi Jinping vows to crack down on corruption but the early release on parole of a disgraced Shanxi official spurs questions about integrity of Beijing's anti-graft drive. Photo: AP

Former Shanxi deputy party secretary Hou Wujie was jailed for 11 years in 2006 for taking 880,000 yuan in bribes, but mainland internet users discovered this week that he was released from jail more than a year ago.

22 Feb 2013 - 6:12am

Li Bifeng's 12-year jail term 'revenge' for helping dissident Liao Yiwu flee

Liao Yiwu (above) says Li Bifeng did not help. Photo: AFP

A Sichuan court jailed writer Li Bifeng for 12 years yesterday on fraud charges, his lawyer said.

Li's supporters said the authorities suspected he helped dissident author Liao Yiwu flee the country last year.

The Shehong County People's Court in Suining jailed Li, 48, for "contract fraud", fining him 300,000 yuan (HK$372,000), his lawyer Ma Xiaopeng said.

20 Nov 2012 - 4:58am 1 comment

Stock exchange hacker gets nine months' jail term

A businessman who launched cyber attacks on a Hong Kong stock exchange website last year was jailed for nine months.

Tse Man-lai, 28, was earlier convicted in the District Court of two counts of obtaining access to a computer with criminal or dishonest intent.

10 Nov 2012 - 4:03am 1 comment

Singaporean businessman Howard Shaw jailed for paid sex with minor

A prominent Singaporean businessman began a three-month prison sentence yesterday after being convicted of having paid sex with a minor, reports said.

6 Oct 2012 - 2:57am

Amnesty International decries 20-year jail term for activist Mam Sonando

Police escort Mam Sonando (centre) into a car. Photo: AFP

A prominent critic of Cambodia's government was sentenced to 20 years in prison yesterday for an alleged secessionist plot, dismaying rights campaigners who decried the verdict as politically motivated.

2 Oct 2012 - 4:29am

Questions over fate of Bo Xilai after jailing of ex-police chief Wang Lijun

Then Chongqing Communist Party Secretary Bo Xilai (L) and Deputy Mayor Wang Lijun attend a meeting in Chongqing municipality in this January 7, 2012 file photo. Photo: REUTERS

The 15-year jail sentence handed down to former Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun did little to shed light on the fate of his boss, disgraced Politburo member Bo Xilai .

Analysts said the lenient sentence for the former anti-triad hero, who was once Bo's right-hand man, was part of a political deal aimed at putting an end to the Bo scandal ahead of the party's leadership succession.

19 Dec 2012 - 6:00pm 2 comments

Sister of Chu brothers jailed over Tungda fraud

A sister of Tungda Innovative Lighting's former executive directors whose bank account was used to help inflate revenue ahead of the company's listing was jailed for one year yesterday for money laundering.

19 Sep 2012 - 3:34am