Hong Kong to resume case of 47 democracy activists on September 23

The widely monitored national security case of 47 Hong Kong democracy activists charged with conspiracy to commit subversion, most of whom have been in custody for more than four months, will resume in September, a judge ruled on Thursday. Judge Victor So in the West Kowloon Court ruled the defendants will return to court on… Read More Hong Kong to resume case of 47 democracy activists on September 23

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai jailed for unauthorised assembly

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai will serve 12 months in prison for taking part in an unauthorised assembly during the 2019 mass pro-democracy protests in the Chinese-ruled financial hub. Hong Kong’s District Court Judge Amanda Woodcock gave Lai a 15-month sentence, reduced by three months in mitigation. Martin Lee, who helped launch the city’s… Read More Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai jailed for 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

Hong Kong court grants bail to fifteen democracy activists charged with subversion

A Hong Kong court on Thursday granted bail to around a third of 47 democracy activists charged with conspiracy to commit subversion, as the case draws widespread criticism that Beijing is using a national security law to crush the city’s opposition. The marathon bail proceedings started on Monday, in a landmark case after the most… Read More Hong Kong court grants bail to fifteen democracy activists charged with subversion