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National security law: six court writs filed as Hong Kong’s Apple Daily seeks return of journalistic materials seized in police raid

Company and senior employees file six writs to the High Court, requesting an inspection of the materials seized by officers during the operation.

13 Aug 2020 - 11:32PM

Company and senior employees file six writs to the High Court, requesting an inspection of the materials seized by officers during the operation.

National security law: six court writs filed as Hong Kong’s Apple Daily seeks return of journalistic materials seized in police raid
Hong Kong protests: lawyers of prosecuted opposition politicians seek court order to prevent police from checking their seized phones

Lawyers of five former lawmakers say police might abuse their power after a magistrate earlier granted officers unlimited access to the seized phones.

13 Aug 2020 - 6:49PM

Lawyers of five former lawmakers say police might abuse their power after a magistrate earlier granted officers unlimited access to the seized phones.

Hong Kong protests: lawyers of prosecuted opposition politicians seek court order to prevent police from checking their seized phones
Hong Kong protests: magistrate rules police lied in courtroom as district councillor, co-defendant acquitted of assault charges

‘When they were cross-examined, [the two officers] made up the facts and tried to cover a lie with another lie,’ Eastern Court Magistrate Stanley Ho says.

12 Aug 2020 - 11:45PM

‘When they were cross-examined, [the two officers] made up the facts and tried to cover a lie with another lie,’ Eastern Court Magistrate Stanley Ho says.

Hong Kong protests: magistrate rules police lied in courtroom as district councillor, co-defendant acquitted of assault charges
Coroner’s Court magistrate slams weak regulations, government inaction in Hong Kong nursing home abuse case

Two days before his death, hospital staff discovered gauze and surgical tape inside the body cavity of a 60-year-old care facility resident.

12 Aug 2020 - 10:51PM

Two days before his death, hospital staff discovered gauze and surgical tape inside the body cavity of a 60-year-old care facility resident.

Coroner’s Court magistrate slams weak regulations, government inaction in Hong Kong nursing home abuse case
Hong Kong protests: district councillor Jocelyn Chau charged with assaulting policeman in North Point last August

She and a co-defendant were live-streaming a gathering at King’s Road following an anti-government rally when the alleged attack happened.

11 Aug 2020 - 11:59PM

She and a co-defendant were live-streaming a gathering at King’s Road following an anti-government rally when the alleged attack happened.

Hong Kong protests: district councillor Jocelyn Chau charged with assaulting policeman in North Point last August
Hong Kong man jailed for 16 months for duping 33 people into buying surgical masks he claimed he had for sale

Cheng Shing-to posed as a surgical mask seller to lure four men and 29 women into paying up to HK$56,000 for the masks.

10 Aug 2020 - 11:58PM

Cheng Shing-to posed as a surgical mask seller to lure four men and 29 women into paying up to HK$56,000 for the masks.

Hong Kong man jailed for 16 months for duping 33 people into buying surgical masks he claimed he had for sale
Hong Kong student gets 12 months’ probation for vandalising office of pro-Beijing lawmaker filmed shaking hands with mob attack suspects

Anson Chu, 19 was spared jail for smashing a glass wall with a metal stand at Junius Ho Kwan-yiu’s branch office in Tsuen Wan on July 22.

10 Aug 2020 - 11:39PM

Anson Chu, 19 was spared jail for smashing a glass wall with a metal stand at Junius Ho Kwan-yiu’s branch office in Tsuen Wan on July 22.

Hong Kong student gets 12 months’ probation for vandalising office of pro-Beijing lawmaker filmed shaking hands with mob attack suspects
Hong Kong elections: decision to bar Joshua Wong from District Council race an ‘insult’ and violation of his rights, lawyer says in High Court challenge

While the activist signed a document agreeing to pledge allegiance to the HKSAR, returning official Laura Liang Aron determined he was not sincere.  

7 Aug 2020 - 8:21PM

While the activist signed a document agreeing to pledge allegiance to the HKSAR, returning official Laura Liang Aron determined he was not sincere.  

Hong Kong elections: decision to bar Joshua Wong from District Council race an ‘insult’ and violation of his rights, lawyer says in High Court challenge
Hong Kong protests: 12-year-old sent to juvenile facility after admitting to tossing bamboo on MTR tracks and biting police officer

The Form One pupil, who cannot be sent to jail due to his age, bit the arresting officer’s right ring finger during what was described as a fierce struggle.

7 Aug 2020 - 5:57AM

The Form One pupil, who cannot be sent to jail due to his age, bit the arresting officer’s right ring finger during what was described as a fierce struggle.

Hong Kong protests: 12-year-old sent to juvenile facility after admitting to tossing bamboo on MTR tracks and biting police officer
Hong Kong man accused of indecently assaulting opposition lawmaker by kissing her blames protesters for incident

Fan Ka-ho, 40, tells court he bumped into Civic Party legislator Tanya Chan because he was dazzled by anti-government protesters’ flashlights.

6 Aug 2020 - 6:29PM

Fan Ka-ho, 40, tells court he bumped into Civic Party legislator Tanya Chan because he was dazzled by anti-government protesters’ flashlights.

Hong Kong man accused of indecently assaulting opposition lawmaker by kissing her blames protesters for incident
Hong Kong protests: activist Agnes Chow, associate of opposition figure Joshua Wong, convicted of inciting siege of police headquarters

Chow last month pleaded guilty to incitement and taking part in an unauthorised assembly outside police headquarters in Wan Chai on June 21, 2019.

5 Aug 2020 - 11:05PM

Chow last month pleaded guilty to incitement and taking part in an unauthorised assembly outside police headquarters in Wan Chai on June 21, 2019.

Hong Kong protests: activist Agnes Chow, associate of opposition figure Joshua Wong, convicted of inciting siege of police headquarters
Hong Kong protests: magistrate cites weak prosecution evidence in declining to accept teen’s guilty plea

While 18-year-old admitted carrying flammable liquid to a demonstration, the magistrate ruled it could not be proven he intended to use it.

4 Aug 2020 - 11:13PM

While 18-year-old admitted carrying flammable liquid to a demonstration, the magistrate ruled it could not be proven he intended to use it.

Hong Kong protests: magistrate cites weak prosecution evidence in declining to accept teen’s guilty plea
Hong Kong police chief taken to court as man accuses officers of abuse of power over ID card request

Ng Ka-lun takes city’s police chief to court and lodges application for judicial review after being questioned by police on Labour Day.

3 Aug 2020 - 11:08PM

Ng Ka-lun takes city’s police chief to court and lodges application for judicial review after being questioned by police on Labour Day.

Hong Kong police chief taken to court as man accuses officers of abuse of power over ID card request
Man who allegedly threatened to kill police officers across Hong Kong with 38 home-made bombs remanded in custody

Wong Siu-ming, 50, faces one count of sending a letter threatening to murder, a charge that carries a maximum jail sentence of 10 years.

31 Jul 2020 - 7:33PM

Wong Siu-ming, 50, faces one count of sending a letter threatening to murder, a charge that carries a maximum jail sentence of 10 years.

Man who allegedly threatened to kill police officers across Hong Kong with 38 home-made bombs remanded in custody
Hong Kong protests: ex-lawmaker Au Nok-hin to plead guilty to illegal assembly charges, faces five years in jail

Lawyers for former lawmaker Au Nok-hin tell the court he will plead guilty to organising and taking part in an unauthorised assembly.

30 Jul 2020 - 11:32PM

Lawyers for former lawmaker Au Nok-hin tell the court he will plead guilty to organising and taking part in an unauthorised assembly.

Hong Kong protests: ex-lawmaker Au Nok-hin to plead guilty to illegal assembly charges, faces five years in jail
Hong Kong protests: man found with crossbow, bolts during anti-government rally says they are for archery sessions

Former university instructor Sam Ka-lam was caught carrying the items in Wan Chai on New Year’s Day. He has pleaded not guilty to two weapons-related offences.

29 Jul 2020 - 7:26PM

Former university instructor Sam Ka-lam was caught carrying the items in Wan Chai on New Year’s Day. He has pleaded not guilty to two weapons-related offences.

Hong Kong protests: man found with crossbow, bolts during  anti-government rally says they are for archery sessions
Hong Kong to suspend deals on extradition and criminal justice cooperation with Australia, Britain and Canada

Beijing announces tit-for-tat moves against the three Western nations, accusing them of ‘gross interference’ in China’s domestic affairs. Foreign ministry also warns New Zealand of retaliation after it puts legal pact with Hong Kong on hold.

29 Jul 2020 - 10:41AM

Beijing announces tit-for-tat moves against the three Western nations, accusing them of ‘gross interference’ in China’s domestic affairs. Foreign ministry also warns New Zealand of retaliation after it puts legal pact with Hong Kong on hold.

Hong Kong to suspend deals on extradition and criminal justice cooperation with Australia, Britain and Canada
Hong Kong protests: man who allegedly spread rumours on Facebook of police officers assaulting women at detention centre pleads not guilty to incitement charges

Poon Yung-wai, 37, is alleged to have published four Facebook posts, accusing officers of committing heinous crimes at San Uk Ling Holding Centre.

28 Jul 2020 - 6:11AM

Poon Yung-wai, 37, is alleged to have published four Facebook posts, accusing officers of committing heinous crimes at San Uk Ling Holding Centre.

Hong Kong protests: man who allegedly spread rumours on Facebook of police officers assaulting women at detention centre pleads not guilty to incitement charges
Hong Kong justice department may intervene in private prosecution launched by lawmaker accusing rival of assault

People Power chairman Raymond Chan has launched criminal proceedings against pro-Beijing lawmaker Kwok Wai-keung stemming from May 8 meeting. Department is looking into the case, and magistrate gives Kwok until after legislative elections to enter plea.

27 Jul 2020 - 7:11PM

People Power chairman Raymond Chan has launched criminal proceedings against pro-Beijing lawmaker Kwok Wai-keung stemming from May 8 meeting. Department is looking into the case, and magistrate gives Kwok until after legislative elections to enter plea.

Hong Kong justice department may intervene in private prosecution launched by lawmaker accusing rival of assault
Hong Kong protests: man cleared of weapons charges after magistrate accepts baton, laser pointer found in car may be from passengers

Insurance agent Ng Kai-nam was found with a baton and laser pointer in bags stashed in his vehicle, and he had ferried protesters during an anti-government rally.

25 Jul 2020 - 5:56AM

Insurance agent Ng Kai-nam was found with a baton and laser pointer in bags stashed in his vehicle, and he had ferried protesters during an anti-government rally.

Hong Kong protests: man cleared of weapons charges after magistrate accepts baton, laser pointer found in car may be from passengers
Hong Kong actress Cecilia Cheung sued for HK$12.76 million over breached contracts

Court papers show she did not show up for work on three movies arranged by AEG Entertainment Group Limited and its president Yu Yuk-hing.

24 Jul 2020 - 10:25PM

Court papers show she did not show up for work on three movies arranged by AEG Entertainment Group Limited and its president Yu Yuk-hing.

Hong Kong actress Cecilia Cheung sued for HK$12.76 million over breached contracts
Hong Kong student sent to detention centre for carrying flammable liquid at protest against coronavirus quarantine facility

Ho Chi-lok, a 22-year-old student, will perform intensive labour for up to a year at Sha Tsui Correctional Institution.

3 Aug 2020 - 7:14PM

Ho Chi-lok, a 22-year-old student, will perform intensive labour for up to a year at Sha Tsui Correctional Institution.

Hong Kong student sent to detention centre for carrying flammable liquid at protest against coronavirus quarantine facility
Hong Kong protests: bank manager gets 100 hours of community service for shining laser beams at police

Kwok Fu-wah, 37, admitted to have shone flashlights at police vehicles and officers of Tseung Kwan O Police Station on New Year’s Day.

23 Jul 2020 - 8:04PM

Kwok Fu-wah, 37, admitted to have shone flashlights at police vehicles and officers of Tseung Kwan O Police Station on New Year’s Day.

Hong Kong protests: bank manager gets 100 hours of community service for shining laser beams at police
Hong Kong protests: man accused of pushing police acquitted after court finds him ‘suspicious’, but evidence for assault too weak

Eastern Court hears Ngai Ka-wai was lingering in the middle of Hennessy Road amid National Day demonstration, but officer accounts of alleged attack are contradictory.

22 Jul 2020 - 11:38PM

Eastern Court hears Ngai Ka-wai was lingering in the middle of Hennessy Road amid National Day demonstration, but officer accounts of alleged attack are contradictory.

Hong Kong protests: man accused of pushing police acquitted after court finds him ‘suspicious’, but evidence for assault too weak
Illegal drugs worth US$70 million seized at Hong Kong airport cargo terminal in six months as coronavirus pandemic forces smugglers to change tactics

Customs officers believe the surge in drug seizures is linked to coronavirus border controls introduced in March.

22 Jul 2020 - 11:20PM

Customs officers believe the surge in drug seizures is linked to coronavirus border controls introduced in March.

Illegal drugs worth US$70 million seized at Hong Kong airport cargo terminal in six months as coronavirus pandemic forces smugglers to change tactics
Hong Kong protests: pair who vandalised rail station avoid jail but must serve 200 hours community service

Lee Hok-man and Hui Ka-kiu admitted to causing more than HK$44,000 in damage to ticketing machines last September. But magistrate decides against prison sentence, pointing to their remorse and compensation paid to MTR Corp.

20 Jul 2020 - 11:20PM

Lee Hok-man and Hui Ka-kiu admitted to causing more than HK$44,000 in damage to ticketing machines last September. But magistrate decides against prison sentence, pointing to their remorse and compensation paid to MTR Corp.

Hong Kong protests: pair who vandalised rail station avoid jail but must serve 200 hours community service
Hong Kong protests: arrest sought of two men who fail to appear in court over riot charges

Wong Mau-chun and Lung Yan-wa are among six defendants accused of crimes committed during a stand-off with police on August 31. Charges they face include rioting, assault, vandalism and robbery.

17 Jul 2020 - 11:51PM

Wong Mau-chun and Lung Yan-wa are among six defendants accused of crimes committed during a stand-off with police on August 31. Charges they face include rioting, assault, vandalism and robbery.

Hong Kong protests: arrest sought of two men who fail to appear in court over riot charges
Hong Kong protests: social worker, tutor jailed in two separate cases over violence and possession of dangerous items

Presiding magistrates say deterrent sentences needed to maintain public order, as both men were involved in major protests during last year’s civil unrest.

16 Jul 2020 - 8:25PM

Presiding magistrates say deterrent sentences needed to maintain public order, as both men were involved in major protests during last year’s civil unrest.

Hong Kong protests: social worker, tutor jailed in two separate cases over violence and possession of dangerous items
Hong Kong protests: opposition activists facing range of criminal charges drop legal challenge against court switch

Group including media tycoon Jimmy Lai had considered judicial review against decision to move trial to District Court where they face tougher sentences if convicted.

15 Jul 2020 - 10:23PM

Group including media tycoon Jimmy Lai had considered judicial review against decision to move trial to District Court where they face tougher sentences if convicted.

Hong Kong protests: opposition activists facing range of criminal charges drop legal challenge against court switch
Hong Kong protests: student, 21, jailed for 10 months over home-made blowtorches while teen, 17, gets probation for traffic light vandalism

He was found with the weapons on him the night before protesters clashed with police outside Legco.

14 Jul 2020 - 11:58PM

He was found with the weapons on him the night before protesters clashed with police outside Legco.

Hong Kong protests: student, 21, jailed for 10 months over home-made blowtorches while teen, 17, gets probation for traffic light vandalism