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Magistrate made error in 2009 Liaison Office rally acquittal, says judge

A judge yesterday found that a magistrate had made errors of law before he acquitted six demonstrators charged with unlawful assembly in a protest at the central government's liaison office in 2009. The ruling means they may be sent back before the original court.

Saturday, 20 October, 2012, 3:24am

'Flying' mainland mother fails to win review of eight-month jail term

The first mainland woman convicted for sneaking into the city by plane while pregnant and giving birth at the last minute failed yesterday to win a review of her eight-month jail term.

Dealing with the case two days before the Mid-Autumn Festival - a time for family reunions - Principal Magistrate Andrew Ma Hon-cheung told a weeping Ye Qianfeng she was lucky not to receive a year.

29 Sep 2012 - 3:11am

Cabbie banned for cheating officer posing as tourist out of HK$500

A cabbie who cheated a police officer, posing as a Putonghua-speaking visitor, out of HK$500 was ordered yesterday to perform 100 hours of community service.

Hon So-man, 49, was also banned from driving a taxi for six months.

29 Sep 2012 - 3:42am

Magistrate begins subsidiary hearing in Hong Kong misconduct case

A deputy magistrate is attempting to determine whether two officers supervising men discharged from an addiction centre were following orders from a superior when they took actions that landed them in court charged with misconduct in public office.

21 Aug 2012 - 3:08am

Kuk backs families in court struggle

Rural affairs organisation the Heung Yee Kuk is backing two families in court fights over illegal structures at their homes in the New Territories as it steps up its opposition to a government crackdown.

11 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

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