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Hong Kong pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai faces national security charge, bail denied as prosecution cites tweets

Hong Kong media tycoon and Beijing critic Jimmy Lai appeared in court on Saturday morning to face a charge under the national security law that could put him in jail for life. He is accused of colluding with foreign countries, by calling on overseas governments to sanction Hong Kong and China in response to the crackdown on […]

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Hong Kong court refuses to lift reporting restrictions on bail hearing for democrats facing security law charges, despite online leaks

A Hong Kong court has refused to lift reporting restrictions on the bail proceedings for 47 pro-democracy figures facing one count of “conspiracy to commit subversion” under the Beijing-imposed national security law. Chief Magistrate Victor So ruled on Thursday that the high-profile case shall remain subject to the rules set out in section 9P of […]

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Graffiti blasts Hong Kong magistrate Stanley Ho over protest rulings

Derogatory graffiti criticising embattled Hong Kong Magistrate Stanley Ho Chun-yiu over his protest-related rulings appeared in Kowloon City on Tuesday evening. The former Eastern Court magistrate has come under fire from pro-Beijing figures accusing him of bias in rulings related to last year’s pro-democracy protests. The movement was triggered by a government attempt to draw […]

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Hong Kong university student charged with inciting secession under the national security law

A Hong Kong university student originally detained for alleged weapons offences was charged with breaching the Beijing-imposed national security law by inciting secession when he appeared in court on Thursday. Lui Sai-yu, a first year student at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, has been detained since September last year after he was arrested during a police […]

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All 47 democrats facing security law charges remanded in custody after Dep’t of Justice appeals against bail decision for 15

All 47 pro-democracy figures facing trial over allegations of “subversion” under the Beijing-enacted national security law were remanded in custody on Thursday. Chief Magistrate Victor So originally granted bail to 15 of the group, but the decision was immediately appealed by the Department of Justice. So’s ruling follows a marathon hearing that stretched across four […]

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Mystery lawyer appears in court for Hong Kong activist Andy Li, but family still don’t know where he is

A lawyer representing Hong Kong activist and national security suspect Andy Li appeared in court for the first time on Wednesday. But Li’s family said they did not know who the lawyer was. Barrister Lawrence Law showed up in the West Kowloon Magistrates’ Courts on Wednesday morning, when Li’s case was mentioned in front of […]

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Hong Kong court grants bail to democrat arrested under security law rejecting justice dep’t appeal, revokes bail for another

A Hong Kong court has rejected one of the appeals lodged by the Department of Justice (DoJ) against the decision to grant bail to 11 of the 47 democrats charged under the national security law, while revoking the bail of another detained democrat. On Thursday, High Court judge Esther Toh rejected the appeal against Chief […]

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Helena Wong ‘voted for gov’t motions’: Judiciary reveals how Hong Kong democrat got bail under security law

The Hong Kong judiciary on Thursday released a judge’s written reasons for granting bail to two of the 47 democrats facing national security charges but refusing another applicant. Former lawmaker Helena Wong and District Councillor Tat Cheng were released three weeks ago, after High Court Judge Esther Toh rejected the prosecution’s challenge against a lower […]