Jasmine Siu

Hong Kong

Jasmine Siu

Reporter, Hong Kong

Jasmine Siu is a reporter who covers Hong Kong courts and legal affairs at the Post.

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Hong Kong protests: technician jailed for 4 years and 7 months for desecrating flag, burning barriers

Judge finds Wong Cheuk-lai, 24, displayed ‘terrible conduct’, playing key role in September 2019 incident at Tung Chung Swimming Pool.

Judge finds Wong Cheuk-lai, 24, displayed ‘terrible conduct’, playing key role in September 2019 incident at Tung Chung Swimming Pool.

Hong Kong protests: technician jailed for 4 years and 7 months for desecrating flag, burning barriers
20 Oct 2021 - 7:24PM
Hong Kong couple plead for mercy over death of friend’s baby girl

Lawyers for housewife Or Ching-man, 36, and construction worker Shiu Kwok-wai, 33, urge court to temper justice with mercy.

Lawyers for housewife Or Ching-man, 36, and construction worker Shiu Kwok-wai, 33, urge court to temper justice with mercy.

Hong Kong couple plead for mercy over death of friend’s baby girl
20 Oct 2021 - 1:37AM
Hong Kong protests: apprentice electrician gets 4 months’ jail for taking part in unlawful assembly in 2019

Tom Wong, 20, was caught carrying a stick and protective gear when police chased protesters who trashed traffic lights in Sha Tin on November 11.

Tom Wong, 20, was caught carrying a stick and protective gear when police chased protesters who trashed traffic lights in Sha Tin on November 11.

Hong Kong protests: apprentice electrician gets 4 months’ jail for taking part in unlawful assembly in 2019
18 Oct 2021 - 11:52PM
Hong Kong court appoints provisional liquidators to safeguard Next Digital interests pending decision on winding-up petition

Judge grants application from financial secretary to appoint pair from Ernst & Young Transactions ahead of winding-up petition hearing in December.

Judge grants application from financial secretary to appoint pair from Ernst & Young Transactions ahead of winding-up petition hearing in December.

Hong Kong court appoints provisional liquidators to safeguard Next Digital interests pending decision on winding-up petition
15 Oct 2021 - 8:09PM
Hong Kong couple admit abusing friend’s baby girl who died in their care after months of physical punishment

Couple beat 22-month-old with rattan sticks, chained her up like a dog, and starved her so badly that when doctors weighed her lifeless body they found she was just 8kg.

Couple beat 22-month-old with rattan sticks, chained her up like a dog, and starved her so badly that when doctors weighed her lifeless body they found she was just 8kg.

Hong Kong couple admit abusing friend’s baby girl who died in their care after months of physical punishment
15 Oct 2021 - 8:44PM
Hong Kong national security law: teenage activist bailed ahead of subversion trial, but 3 other members of student group told they must remain behind bars

Chu Wai-ying, an ex-spokeswoman for Student Politicism, released after spending 24 days on remand. Co-defendants Wong Yat-chin, Chan Chi-sum, and Wong Yuen-lam denied bail at High Court.

Chu Wai-ying, an ex-spokeswoman for Student Politicism, released after spending 24 days on remand. Co-defendants Wong Yat-chin, Chan Chi-sum, and Wong Yuen-lam denied bail at High Court.

Hong Kong national security law: teenage activist bailed ahead of subversion trial, but 3 other members of student group told they must remain behind bars
15 Oct 2021 - 3:49PM
Powerful rural body defends Hong Kong small-house policy in top court, takes aim at ‘busybody’ challenger

The Heung Yee Kuk says controversial policy allowing male indigenous villagers to build small houses is a ‘constitutionally protected’ right.

The Heung Yee Kuk says controversial policy allowing male indigenous villagers to build small houses is a ‘constitutionally protected’ right.

Powerful rural body defends Hong Kong small-house policy in top court, takes aim at ‘busybody’ challenger
12 Oct 2021 - 11:53PM
Hong Kong’s law does not protect exclusive right of male villagers to build homes, say lawyers for ‘king of judicial reviews’ as small-house policy fight nears end

Lawyers for ‘king of judicial reviews’ argue Hong Kong’s mini-constitution does not protect indigenous villagers’ exclusive right to put up three-storey homes, as two-day hearing begins at Court of Final Appeal.

Lawyers for ‘king of judicial reviews’ argue Hong Kong’s mini-constitution does not protect indigenous villagers’ exclusive right to put up three-storey homes, as two-day hearing begins at Court of Final Appeal.

Hong Kong’s law does not protect exclusive right of male villagers to build homes, say lawyers for ‘king of judicial reviews’ as small-house policy fight nears end
11 Oct 2021 - 11:12PM
Hong Kong man accused of concealing his sex to rape woman cleared of all charges

The defendant was found not guilty of rape and indecent assault by a jury of six men and one woman.

The defendant was found not guilty of rape and indecent assault by a jury of six men and one woman.

Hong Kong man accused of concealing his sex to rape woman cleared of all charges
8 Oct 2021 - 9:11PM
Hong Kong court rules appeal by ex-girlfriend in lawsuit against Stephen Chow is without merit

The former long-term girlfriend had been seeking HK$80 million in what she characterised as unpaid investment commissions.

The former long-term girlfriend had been seeking HK$80 million in what she characterised as unpaid investment commissions.

Hong Kong court rules appeal by ex-girlfriend in lawsuit against Stephen Chow is without merit
8 Oct 2021 - 6:06PM
Gay Hong Kong widower withdraws legal challenge after government says same-sex couples have right to handle funeral arrangements

Henry Li had sued the government after being denied the right to independently make arrangements for his husband, but authorities say same-sex couples have right to handle things such as funeral arrangements.

Henry Li had sued the government after being denied the right to independently make arrangements for his husband, but authorities say same-sex couples have right to handle things such as funeral arrangements.

Gay Hong Kong widower withdraws legal challenge after government says same-sex couples have right to handle funeral arrangements
7 Oct 2021 - 11:10PM
Hong Kong protests: China flag desecrator faces jail after court rejects defence he was affected by behavioural condition

District Court finds Wong Cheuk-lai, 24, guilty of criminal damage, desecrating the national flag, attempted arson and arson.

District Court finds Wong Cheuk-lai, 24, guilty of criminal damage, desecrating the national flag, attempted arson and arson.

Hong Kong protests: China flag desecrator faces jail after court rejects defence he was affected by behavioural condition
6 Oct 2021 - 5:57PM
Appeal case before Hong Kong’s top court to decide how law defines riot participants

Prosecutors want another tool to charge people with rioting or joining an illegal assembly even if they were not physically present, such as sponsors or masterminds, but the top justices have pushed back.

Prosecutors want another tool to charge people with rioting or joining an illegal assembly even if they were not physically present, such as sponsors or masterminds, but the top justices have pushed back.

Appeal case before Hong Kong’s top court to decide how law defines riot participants
6 Oct 2021 - 12:13AM
Hong Kong doctor jailed for 6 years over fatal liposuction procedure, killing 32-year-old dance instructor

Vanessa Kwan, 38, is the third Hong Kong doctor to be jailed for manslaughter by gross negligence within five years.

Vanessa Kwan, 38, is the third Hong Kong doctor to be jailed for manslaughter by gross negligence within five years.

Hong Kong doctor jailed for 6 years over fatal liposuction procedure, killing 32-year-old dance instructor
4 Oct 2021 - 11:30PM
Hong Kong company run by ex-Demosisto members fined HK$10,000 for possession of face masks with false performance claims

Representative of Chung Chi, which was supplying the masks to a Kwun Tong restaurant, pleaded guilty to possession of goods with false trade descriptions for sale or manufacture.

Representative of Chung Chi, which was supplying the masks to a Kwun Tong restaurant, pleaded guilty to possession of goods with false trade descriptions for sale or manufacture.

Hong Kong company run by ex-Demosisto members fined HK$10,000 for possession of face masks with false performance claims
30 Sep 2021 - 8:52PM
National security police freeze all assets of Hong Kong group behind annual Tiananmen vigil

Alliance secretary Richard Tsoi, who is handling group’s liquidation, says he was notified by police’s National Security Department about move.

Alliance secretary Richard Tsoi, who is handling group’s liquidation, says he was notified by police’s National Security Department about move.

National security police freeze all assets of Hong Kong group behind annual Tiananmen vigil
29 Sep 2021 - 6:43PM
Former Hong Kong leader CY Leung loses High Court bid to name teachers guilty of professional misconduct over 2019 protests

Company founded by Leung had demanded to know identities of teachers, their schools and nature of their misconduct relating to 39 complaint cases.

Company founded by Leung had demanded to know identities of teachers, their schools and nature of their misconduct relating to 39 complaint cases.

Former Hong Kong leader CY Leung loses High Court bid to name teachers guilty of professional misconduct over 2019 protests
28 Sep 2021 - 11:42PM
Hong Kong judge sides with whistle-blower in defamation case over mouldy Hoi Tin Tong turtle jelly

Judge finds accusation that herbal products chain Hoi Tin Tong had instructed employees to wash and resell mouldy jellies to be truthful.

Judge finds accusation that herbal products chain Hoi Tin Tong had instructed employees to wash and resell mouldy jellies to be truthful.

Hong Kong judge sides with whistle-blower in defamation case over mouldy Hoi Tin Tong turtle jelly
27 Sep 2021 - 11:37PM
Alleged rape victim was misled about assailant’s sex in online chats, Hong Kong court hears

Alleged victim only knew she was with a man at the moment of intercourse, prosecution says, alleging Tsang Tsz-ho misrepresented himself in multiple online venues.

Alleged victim only knew she was with a man at the moment of intercourse, prosecution says, alleging Tsang Tsz-ho misrepresented himself in multiple online venues.

Alleged rape victim was misled about assailant’s sex in online chats, Hong Kong court hears
27 Sep 2021 - 4:48PM
Hong Kong man sentenced to 9 years’ jail for 2019 stabbing of pro-establishment lawmaker Junius Ho

Court cites meticulous planning in handing down ‘a major deterrent sentence’ for attack judge says ‘easily could have been fatal’.

Court cites meticulous planning in handing down ‘a major deterrent sentence’ for attack judge says ‘easily could have been fatal’.

Hong Kong man sentenced to 9 years’ jail for 2019 stabbing of pro-establishment lawmaker Junius Ho
27 Sep 2021 - 11:33PM
National security law: bail granted to three more University of Hong Kong student leaders accused of promoting terrorism

University of Hong Kong student leaders Charles Kwok, Kinson Cheung and Chris Todorovski had been remanded in custody for 38 days.

University of Hong Kong student leaders Charles Kwok, Kinson Cheung and Chris Todorovski had been remanded in custody for 38 days.

National security law: bail granted to three more University of Hong Kong student leaders accused of promoting terrorism
24 Sep 2021 - 11:02PM
Hong Kong man jailed for over 10 years after repeatedly raping, assaulting girlfriend’s teenage daughter

Stockkeeper, 42, violated the girl twice during visits to her grandmother’s home between 2017 and April 2019.

Stockkeeper, 42, violated the girl twice during visits to her grandmother’s home between 2017 and April 2019.

Hong Kong man jailed for over 10 years after repeatedly raping, assaulting girlfriend’s teenage daughter
23 Sep 2021 - 10:46PM
Hong Kong resident Ramanjit Singh loses appeal bid on clarification of extradition charges under bilateral agreement

Appellant, who is also known as Romi, had sought to bring his case to Court of Final Appeal on whether charges against him were included in city’s agreement with India.

Appellant, who is also known as Romi, had sought to bring his case to Court of Final Appeal on whether charges against him were included in city’s agreement with India.

Hong Kong resident Ramanjit Singh loses appeal bid on clarification of extradition charges under bilateral agreement
23 Sep 2021 - 10:46PM
Hong Kong protests: man shot with pepper ball loses High Court bid to identify police officer who fired round

Judge denies Ng Ying-mo a court order for the disclosure of officer identities over pepper ball incident during 2019 protests.

Judge denies Ng Ying-mo a court order for the disclosure of officer identities over pepper ball incident during 2019 protests.

Hong Kong protests: man shot with pepper ball loses High Court bid to identify police officer who fired round
21 Sep 2021 - 10:08PM
University of Hong Kong student bailed on terrorism charge relating to controversial stabbing motion is at low risk of reoffending or absconding, judge rules

Anthony Yung, 19, is one of four HKU student leaders accused of advocating terrorism under national security law by passing a motion mourning a man who stabbed a police officer before killing himself.

Anthony Yung, 19, is one of four HKU student leaders accused of advocating terrorism under national security law by passing a motion mourning a man who stabbed a police officer before killing himself.

University of Hong Kong student bailed on terrorism charge relating to controversial stabbing motion is at low risk of reoffending or absconding, judge rules
20 Sep 2021 - 10:56PM
Hong Kong national security law: judge denies opposition activist bail after deciding he is still a threat

Roy Tam has been charged with subversion in connection with last year’s unofficial primary. Madam Justice Esther Toh cited concerns that Tam had not changed his stance against the Hong Kong government.

Roy Tam has been charged with subversion in connection with last year’s unofficial primary. Madam Justice Esther Toh cited concerns that Tam had not changed his stance against the Hong Kong government.

Hong Kong national security law: judge denies opposition activist bail after deciding he is still a threat
20 Sep 2021 - 2:37PM
Hong Kong’s High Court rules that government restriction of Jimmy Lai’s Next Digital voting rights complies with national security law

Lai’s lawyers had urged the move so he could vote on his company’s liquidation, but authorities warned doing so could pose national security risk.

Lai’s lawyers had urged the move so he could vote on his company’s liquidation, but authorities warned doing so could pose national security risk.

Hong Kong’s High Court rules that government restriction of Jimmy Lai’s Next Digital voting rights complies with national security law
17 Sep 2021 - 11:17PM
Hong Kong national security law: former opposition lawmaker Raymond Chan bailed ahead of subversion trial

Raymond Chan allowed out of jail after spending six months on remand. Chan has been charged with conspiracy to subvert state power in connection with last year’s unofficial primary.

Raymond Chan allowed out of jail after spending six months on remand. Chan has been charged with conspiracy to subvert state power in connection with last year’s unofficial primary.

Hong Kong national security law: former opposition lawmaker Raymond Chan bailed ahead of subversion trial
16 Sep 2021 - 9:20PM
National security law: Hong Kong judge rules subversion defendant without overseas link posed no flight risk

Hospital clerk Winnie Yu is one of 47 opposition politicians and activists charged with conspiracy to subvert state power in relation to unofficial primary election.

Hospital clerk Winnie Yu is one of 47 opposition politicians and activists charged with conspiracy to subvert state power in relation to unofficial primary election.

National security law: Hong Kong judge rules subversion defendant without overseas link posed no flight risk
15 Sep 2021 - 12:29AM
Hong Kong officials defend city’s gender policy for IDs by citing emergency response needs in wake of 9/11 attacks

High Court hears appeal from two transgender men who were denied judicial review of the government’s refusal to amend the sex entry on their Hong Kong identity cards.

High Court hears appeal from two transgender men who were denied judicial review of the government’s refusal to amend the sex entry on their Hong Kong identity cards.

Hong Kong officials defend city’s gender policy for IDs by citing emergency response needs in wake of 9/11 attacks
14 Sep 2021 - 11:26PM