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Prosecution

Assault trial of Freemason in 2012 'unusual'

The conduct of Freemasons in Hong Kong has come under renewed scrutiny after senior legal figures questioned the handling of alleged indecent assaults by a member at their Zetland Hall headquarters in Mid-Levels.

Sunday, 12 May, 2013, 2:15pm

Occupy Central volunteer charged over July 1 protest

A volunteer at the office of the Occupy Central movement was arrested yesterday for her part in the July 1 demonstrations of 2011, prompting questions as to why it took police nearly two years to act.

9 May 2013 - 5:45am 3 comments

ICAC urged to hand over former chief's case to police

The scandal surrounding former head graft-buster Timothy Tong Hin-ming should be investigated by the police, not the Independent Commission Against Corruption, to ensure impartiality, a former prosecutions chief says.

2 May 2013 - 5:09am 5 comments

Chief Hong Kong prosecutor wants easier way to seize dirty cash

Director of Public Prosecutions Kevin Zervos said the fact that prosecutors need a criminal conviction before they can apply for a confiscation order is hampering their efforts.

22 Apr 2013 - 8:34am 6 comments

US prosecutors have no plans to charge Lance Armstrong

US Attorney Andre Birotte, who led a federal investigation into the disgraced rider, did not definitively rule out action, but said Armstrong's public admission had not yet changed the decision not to prosecute.

7 Feb 2013 - 3:29am

Beijing bribery cases up in 2012

Zhang Guoying, director of the anti-corruption office of the Beijing Municipal Procuratorate, told the Beijing People's Congress yesterday that municipal prosecutors had handed 1,883 graft cases involving 2,238 officials to legal authorities over the past five years, with 115 defendants being bureau-level officials, the Legal Evening News reported.

27 Jan 2013 - 5:33am

'Zuma case dropped under pressure'

South African prosecutors came under intense pressure to drop a criminal case against President Jacob Zuma just weeks ahead of his successful 2009 election run, a national newspaper reported Sunday.

According to the Sunday Times, top prosecutors were dismayed with the decision to scrap the criminal case and thought Zuma was trying to "blackmail" them into dropping charges.

19 Nov 2012 - 3:39am

Pussy Riot fugitives 'forced to skip Russia' after anti-Putin altar protest

Two members of anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot have fled the country to avoid prosecution for staging a protest against President Vladimir Putin at a church altar, the band said yesterday.

27 Aug 2012 - 6:11am

Simplicity the key to drafting laws

Clarity and simplicity are the ABC of good writing. But the basic rules are apparently not appreciated by law drafters around the world. For centuries, the statute book has been filled with acts written in convoluted syntax and jargon. Provisions are often drafted in archaic legal language, with complicated sentence structures running into hundreds of words without breaks.

10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Legal intent

Dear Secretary, Please accept my congratulations upon your new appointment. Although you face many challenges, you have wide experience in many roles, including Bar chairman, High Court recorder and adjunct law professor, and this will stand you in good stead.

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

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