US soldier Manning goes on trial over WikiLeaks scandal

Bradley Manning

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

Court lifts gag order on India gang rape trial

A protest in India against rape and attacks on women in New Delhi. Photo: Reuters

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

India gang-rape trial to open on Thursday in new court

V.K. Anand, a lawyer for one of five men facing charges of rape and murder of a woman aboard a bus, outside a court in New Delhi on Monday. Photo

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

Accused in India 'tried to run over woman after rape'

Indians light candles to mourn the death of the 23-year-old gang rape victim and demonstrate against the rapists during a protest. Photo: Xinhua

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 Lanka's Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake walks out on trial

Sri Lankan activists staged a protest against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake. Photo: AFP

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

George Clooney no-show at Berlusconi sex trial

George Clooney and his Italian former fiancee Elisabetta Canalis (right) have been named as defence witnesses. Photo: AP

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

Former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi denies 'Bunga Bunga' sex parties

Silvio Berlusconi waves as he arrives yesterday at the court hearing in Milan, at which he denied hosting kinky parties. Photo: AP

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

Verdicts in Paris gang rape trial due today

An alleged victim, Nina (left), talks to her lawyer outside the court at Creteil, near Paris. Photo: AFP

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

Beijing in scramble to put Bo Xilai on trial ahead of leadership transition

Bo Xilai

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

Bo Xilai's supporters take to blogs to show their support for former chief

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

Turkey military coup plot verdict due

Turkish soldiers arrive to the court building in Silivri, near Istanbul, on Thursday ahead of a trial in a landmark case over an alleged 2003 plot to oust the Islamist-rooted government. Photo: AFP

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

Gay sex blackmail accused to be tried

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

Blackmail accused tries to halt trial

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

Fraud trial man calls for yet another delay

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

Panel chief in Lily Chiang probe was head of rival firm, court told

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