Hong Kong court grants bail to pro-democracy activist Owen Chow charged under security law

Hong Kong’s High Court on Tuesday approved bail for a pro-democracy activist who is among 47 charged with conspiracy to commit subversion under a sweeping national security law Beijing imposed on its freest city last year, the city’s public broadcaster RTHK reported. Owen Chow, 24, who has been in jail for nearly four months, was… Read More Hong Kong court grants bail to pro-democracy activist Owen Chow charged under security law

Hong Kong court upholds no-jury decision at first national security trial

Hong Kong’s Court of Appeal upheld on Tuesday a court decision to deny a trial by jury to the first person charged under a new national security law, a landmark decision that marks a departure from the global financial hub’s common law tradition. Last month, the Court of First Instance in the High Court ruled… Read More Hong Kong court upholds no-jury decision at first national security trial