The American soldier accused of providing more than 700,000 documents to WikiLeaks went on trial yesterday charged with the biggest leak of classified information in US history.Tuesday, 4 June, 2013, 3:57am
A defence lawyer says an Indian court has ruled that the media should be allowed to cover the trial of four men accused in the gang rape and fatal beating of a woman on a New Delhi bus in December.
Journalists had been barred by a court order from covering the trial, which is already underway.22 Mar 2013 - 4:04pm
The trial of five men accused of the rape and murder of a student aboard a bus in New Delhi will begin on Thursday and should have none of the long delays commonly associated with India’s justice system, a defence lawyer said after a brief hearing.22 Jan 2013 - 10:46am
The rapists who assaulted and murdered a woman on a bus in New Delhi last month tried to run her over with the vehicle after the attack, reports said yesterday, citing a grisly police account.3 Jan 2013 - 4:36am
Sri Lankan Chief Justice Dr Shirani Bandaranayake walked out of her impeachment hearing before lawmakers yesterday after complaining that she was not being given a fair trial, legal and parliamentary sources said.7 Dec 2012 - 2:31am
Hollywood star George Clooney failed to appear yesterday to give evidence in the trial of former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi on sex charges, leading the prosecutor to accuse the defence of trying to slow down the proceedings.27 Oct 2012 - 4:05am
Italy's former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi denied at his trial yesterday that he hosted kinky parties, had sex with a 17-year-old prostitute or abused his powers by pressuring police officers.
Berlusconi is accused of paying for sex with Moroccan exotic dancer Karima El-Mahroug, better known by her stage name as "Ruby the Heart Stealer".20 Oct 2012 - 3:59am
A trial surrounding the alleged gang rape of teenage girls in the high-rise tower blocks of a poor Paris suburb has shocked France.
It has also exposed a culture of youth violence and threatens to cause a row over the justice system when verdicts in the case are delivered today.11 Oct 2012 - 3:54am
Bo Xilai is likely to stand trial before the start of the leadership succession next month, as Beijing scrambles to limit the fallout from his scandalous downfall, analysts say.
They believe the trial of the disgraced former Politburo member was the main reason for the surprise postponement of the opening of the 18th national party congress until November 8.1 Oct 2012 - 12:00pm
The downfall of former Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai , who was famous across the nation for his promotion of "red culture" and communist ideology, has stirred cries of distress from his so-called New Leftist supporters.
Many of those supporters are mourning the fact that the party has once again failed to advance the leftist agenda advocated by the disgraced "princeling".1 Oct 2012 - 5:11am
A Turkish court will hand down the verdict on Friday in the trial of hundreds of military officers accused of plotting to overthrow the Islamic-rooted government, the first ruling from several cases targeting the army.21 Sep 2012 - 4:14pm
A woman accused of being a co-conspirator in the blackmail of a member of a religious group over gay sex lost her bid to halt her trial permanently yesterday.
Judge Douglas Yau Tak-hong said the woman's grounds for a permanent stay of proceedings were insufficient and that justice required the court to put her on trial.25 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
A woman accused of being a co-conspirator in the blackmail of a member of a religious group over gay sex acts applied yesterday to have her trial halted permanently on the basis that she would not have a fair trial.24 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
An ex-company chairman who is on trial for conspiracy to defraud, involving HK$72 million, made yet another bid to stay the proceedings.
Hon Ming-kong, the former chairman of China Sciences Conservational Power, applied for a judicial review of the trial judge's refusal to recall witnesses.10 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
High-profile businesswoman Lily Chiang Lai-lei was found to have breached the Securities and Futures Commission's takeover code, but the chairman of an investigation panel turned out to be a director of a company in direct competition with hers, a court heard yesterday.31 Mar 2011 - 12:00am