City Digest, February 18, 2013

PUBLISHED : Monday, 18 February, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 18 February, 2013, 4:34am

Activists call for jailed flag-burner's release

About 30 Civil Human Rights Front members protested outside Stanley Prison yesterday in support of activist Koo Sze-yiu, who was jailed this month for nine months for desecrating Chinese and Hong Kong flags at two separate rallies last year. They demanded his release, saying he was a "prisoner of conscience". Lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung visited Koo and said he would appeal the sentence.


Dragon Air attendants seeking 2pc pay rise

The 1,200-strong Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Flight Attendants Association will meet management today to demand a 2 per cent pay rise. Association chairman Michael Wong said they were optimistic that their demands would be met.


US woman found dead on her sofa in Central

A 36-year-old US woman was found dead on a sofa in her Goldwin Heights, Seymour Road flat in Central by a friend yesterday, at 9.30am. She was confirmed dead at the scene. Police said nothing suspicious was found and the cause of her death was being investigated.


Ex-pet shop owner held over death of four cats

A former pet shop owner, 45, was arrested after four cats were found dead in a flat on Castle Peak Road, Cheung Sha Wan. Fifty cats and seven dogs were found crammed in cages. They were thought to have been from her shop, which closed months ago. Neighbours alerted police.


Over 7 million on the move during holiday

More than seven million people entered and left Hong Kong over the Lunar New Year holiday. Some 7,232,296 people passed the immigration checkpoints from February 8 to Saturday.