Cambodian court jails 11 for insurrection
PHNOM PENH • A court jailed 11 opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party members yesterday for insurrection after an anti-government protest turned violent a year ago. The 11 members received jail terms ranging from seven to 20 years for forcibly trying to reopen the country's only designated protest venue, Freedom Park.
Philips' Chinese arm sued by Beijing villa
BEIJING • The Chinese arm of Dutch electronics giant Philips is being sued by a government villa in Beijing over alleged false advertising of air purifiers, a court said yesterday.
The Diaoyutai State Guesthouse regularly receives foreign leaders and has accommodated US president Richard Nixon and British premier Margaret Thatcher.
Death-row bomber's appeal thrown out
NEW DELHI• India's Supreme Court yesterday threw out a last-minute appeal by Yakub Memon, the only person to be condemned to death for a series of bombings in Mumbai in 1993, clearing the way for his execution after two decades in jail. He is due to be hanged on July 30.