Hong Kong police arrest three members of pro-democracy student prisoner-support group

Hong Kong police arrested on Monday three members of a pro-democracy student group, accusing them of a “conspiracy to incite subversion” including by helping deliver snacks to prisoners with the aim of recruiting followers. Hong Kong police have arrested more than 100 people under a national security law that Beijing imposed on the former British… Read More Hong Kong police arrest three members of pro-democracy student prisoner-support group

Hong Kong court jails nine activists for unauthorised Tiananmen vigil

Nine Hong Kong pro-democracy activists were sentenced to between six and 10 months in prison on Wednesday for taking part in an unauthorised assembly at last year’s vigil for the victims of China’s 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown on protesters. The former British colony, which returned to Chinese rule in 1997 with the promise of wide-ranging… Read More Hong Kong court jails nine activists for unauthorised Tiananmen vigil

Hong Kong police raid museum commemorating victims of 1989 Tiananmen crackdown

Hong Kong police on Thursday raided the premises of the closed June 4th Museum, dedicated to the victims of China’s 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in and around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. The raid came hours after a dozen pro-democracy activists pleaded guilty of knowingly participating in an unauthorised assembly during last year’s June 4 anniversary,… Read More Hong Kong police raid museum commemorating victims of 1989 Tiananmen crackdown

Hong Kong court approves bail request of student charged under national security law

A Hong Kong court on Friday approved bail for a student leader who is among four charged with “advocating terrorism” after their union passed a motion mourning the death of a 50-year-old who stabbed a police officer before killing himself. As part of the bail conditions, High Court Judge Esther Toh ordered Yung Chung-hei, 19,… Read More Hong Kong court approves bail request of student charged under national security law

Hong Kong court denies bail request of students charged with advocating terrorism

Four Hong Kong student leaders charged with “advocating terrorism” after their union passed a motion last month mourning the death of a 50-year-old who stabbed a policeman before killing himself were denied bail on Thursday. The four, aged 18-20 and all from the University of Hong Kong (HKU), are the latest democracy activists to be… Read More Hong Kong court denies bail request of students charged with advocating terrorism

Hong Kong court convicts pro-democracy activist Andy Li in national security case

A Hong Kong pro-democracy activist, who had been detained in mainland China after trying to flee the city by boat, was found guilty on Thursday of conspiracy to commit collusion with a foreign country in a national security case. Andy Li was among a group of 12 people intercepted by mainland authorities in August 2020… Read More Hong Kong court convicts pro-democracy activist Andy Li in national security case

Hong Kong judge clears activist singer Anthony Wong Yiu-ming of corruption charge

A Hong Kong judge cleared on Thursday singer and pro-democracy activist Anthony Wong of a charge of “corrupt conduct” filed this week by the city’s anti-corruption watchdog over an appearance at an opposition election rally in 2018. The Independent Commission Against Corruption said on Monday that Wong had provided “entertainment to induce others to vote”… Read More Hong Kong judge clears activist singer Anthony Wong Yiu-ming of corruption charge

Hong Kong court jails first person charged under national security law

The first person convicted under Hong Kong’s national security law will face nine years in prison for terrorist activities and inciting secession, judges said on Friday, in a watershed ruling with long-term implications for the city’s judicial landscape. Former waiter Tong Ying-kit, 24, was accused of driving his motorcycle into three riot police last year… Read More Hong Kong court jails first person charged under national security law