Defence says Hong Kong democracy activists face ‘unconstitutional, unnecessary’ charges in Umbrella Movement trial

Lawyers acting for nine leaders of the 2014 pro-democracy Umbrella Movement protests have said that their public nuisance charges were “unconstitutional” and “unnecessarily” formulated to increase pressure on them. “The prosecution overloaded the charge sheet, unnecessarily and artificially bringing the charges to increase pressure on the defendants,” Senior Counsel Gerard McCoy, who acts for Occupy […]