Hong Kong court denies bail request of detained Apple Daily executives

Two executives of Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily, charged under a national security law, were denied bail on Saturday in a case that has drawn international condemnation and stoked fears over media freedoms in the financial hub. Editor-in-chief Ryan Law 47 and chief executive officer Cheung Kim-hung 59 were among five Apple Daily executives… Read More Hong Kong court denies bail request of detained Apple Daily executives

Hong Kong police charges two Apple Daily executives with collusion with foreign country

Hong Kong police charged the chief editor and chief executive of pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily on Friday with collusion with a foreign country, a national security case that has sent chills through the city’s media. On Thursday, 500 police raided the media outlet and officers were seen sitting in front of computers in the newsroom… Read More Hong Kong police charges two Apple Daily executives with collusion with foreign country

Hong Kong police raid pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily over national security law

Five hundred Hong Kong police officers sifted through reporters’ computers and notebooks at pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily on Thursday, the first case in which authorities have cited media articles as potentially violating the national security law. Around dawn, police arrested five executives of the newspaper, and officers were later seen sitting at computers in the… Read More Hong Kong police raid pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily over national security law

Hong Kong democracy activist Agnes Chow released following almost seven months in detention

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow was released from prison on Saturday after serving nearly seven months for her role in an unauthorised assembly during anti-government protests in the city in 2019. The 24-year-old activist had been convicted together with her long-time activist colleague, Joshua Wong, for their involvement in an illegal rally near police… Read More Hong Kong democracy activist Agnes Chow released following almost seven months in detention

Jailed Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai handed new 14 months sentence over unauthorised assembly

Jailed Hong Kong media tycoon and Beijing critic Jimmy Lai was given a new prison sentence of 14 months on Friday over his role in an unauthorised assembly on October 1, 2019, during one of the city’s pro-democracy rallies that year. This month, Lai – who is already serving sentences adding up to 14 months… Read More Jailed Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai handed new 14 months sentence over unauthorised assembly

Hong Kong activist Andy Li charged with foreign collusion under national security law

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Andy Li was charged on Wednesday with “conspiracy to commit collusion” with a foreign country to endanger national security, two days after he was released from a Chinese prison. At the city’s West Kowloon Court, the prosecutor told the judge that Li, who had been detained by Chinese authorities after trying… Read More Hong Kong activist Andy Li charged with foreign collusion under national security law

Hong Kong court reject bail requests of twenty-one activists

Twenty-one Hong Kong activists will remain in custody after a court on Friday rejected requests by some for bail and others withdrew their applications in a widely monitored case where they are charged with conspiracy to subvert the government. The charges against a total of 47 opposition figures represent the most sweeping use yet of… Read More Hong Kong court reject bail requests of twenty-one activists