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Zhou Kehua case reflects Chinese media's sanitised crime coverage

Zhou Kehua case reflects Chinese media's sanitised crime coverage

Zhou Kehua was a hardened criminal who robbed banks, murdered the innocent and shot at the police in a series of cases that shocked the nation and made him one of China's most wanted fugitives.

Tuesday, 28 August, 2012, 4:24am

Let defendants know likely sentence

Let defendants know likely sentence

"Justice," said Lord Atkin, "is not a cloistered virtue." Each year, thousands of people are prosecuted for criminal offences, with many contesting their guilt. If imprisonment is a possibility, the defendant will usually wish to know the likely sentence, if he or she pleads guilty at the outset.

27 Aug 2012 - 5:01am

Ex-diplomat Raymond Poeteray didn't' spy while in HK, court told

Raymond Poeteray

A former Hong Kong-based diplomat accused of being part of a Russian spy ring was simply "gossiping" about colleagues and not passing secrets about them, his lawyer has told a court in the Netherlands.

26 Aug 2012 - 5:04am

HK film boss Charles Heung may face casino probe

Charles Heung denies triad role

A gambling credit transfer of US$100,000 for a Hong Kong film company executive could be investigated by casino regulators in America because of his alleged triad links.

The transfer was on behalf of Charles Heung Wah-keung, chairman of Hong Kong-listed China Star Entertainment, from Sands' Venetian Las Vegas to the Sands Macau in January 2009.

26 Aug 2012 - 4:59am

Taiwanese socialite Justin Lee faces claims he drug-raped 60 women

A Taiwanese socialite was taken into custody yesterday for allegedly drugging and raping more than 60 models and actresses and even videotaping the assaults.

Justin Lee, 27, the heir to one of Taiwan's richest men and a frequent patron of the island's nightclubs, was taken to a detention house in Taipei pending further investigation of his alleged crimes, prosecutors said.

25 Aug 2012 - 3:01am

NZ 'runaway millionaire' Hui 'Leo' Gao jailed after HK Interpol arrest

Hui "Leo" Gao is taken from Eastern Court last year after being arrested by Interpol over the theft.Photo: Edward Wong

A New Zealand man who fled to China and was arrested in Hong Kong after a bank mistakenly deposited millions of dollars into his account was jailed for four years and seven months yesterday.

25 Aug 2012 - 8:25am

Woman fined for forwarding harassing calls to Kwun Tong police

A woman victim of harassing anonymous phone calls was fined HK$1,000 at Kwun Tong Court yesterday for forwarding them to the police.

Tsoi Chi-piu, 38, had pleaded guilty to forwarding 79 calls to Kwun Tong police station between December 6 and 9 last year. She said she had done it to deter the silent caller.

25 Aug 2012 - 2:50am

Zuma sets up judicial probe into the killings

South African President Jacob Zuma has appointed a judicial commission to probe the killing of 34 Lonmin workers by police as government officials left a memorial service after it was disrupted by chanting unionists.

The commission of inquiry will be chaired by Ian Farlam, a retired Supreme Court of Appeal judge, Zuma told reporters yesterday in Pretoria, the capital.

24 Aug 2012 - 4:04am

Stiff penalty for restaurateur who cheated HK's wage protection fund

A bankrupt restaurant owner has been convicted of fraud and jailed for three years, the harshest sentence yet for hiding assets to cheat a government fund designed to protect former workers.

24 Aug 2012 - 3:03am

Briefs

Breivik vows to fight any 'insane' ruling

24 Aug 2012 - 4:04am

Travelers Companies Inc sues NFL over brain injury lawsuits

Several subsidiaries of Travelers Companies Inc are suing the National Football League and a host of other insurers, seeking to avoid paying to defend the league against a wave of brain-injury-related claims by thousands of former players and their families.

24 Aug 2012 - 1:21am

Writer's story makes him prime suspect in prostitute's murder

Anthonia Egbuna (left) and Daniele Piampaschet

A philosophy graduate and would-be novelist who wrote a tortured story about a young man who murders a prostitute in Turin has been arrested by Italian police on suspicion of carrying out an almost identical killing.

24 Aug 2012 - 4:04am

Breivik bound for 'specially equipped' Norwegian prison after verdict

A workspace at Ila jail, with a restricted computer.Photo: AP

Regardless of whether an Oslo court sentences him to prison or closed psychiatric care today, Norwegian gunman Anders Behring Breivik is set to spend his days at a specially-adapted high-security prison.

24 Aug 2012 - 12:10pm

Talk of imposters in Gu Kailai and Zhou Kehua cases shows lack of trust

Gu Kailai at her trial earlier this month.

Fresh evidence of pervasive mistrust of the government is the last thing Communist Party leaders want to see as they try to paper over scandals for fear they will interfere with a looming power transition.

23 Aug 2012 - 7:29am

Triad gang's message service at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre exposed

Lai Chi Kok reception centre

A police officer went undercover as a prisoner to help bust a triad gang that sent in members posing as visitors to deliver messages and goods to inmates at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre.

Officers believe messages to inmates awaiting trial may have concerned their upcoming court cases, with one senior police officer saying the activities could pose a risk to the judicial system.

23 Aug 2012 - 2:46am