James To (centre) and the families of the detained Hongkongers called on other residents of the city to help them raise money for legal fees. They asked that donations be sent to the Bank of China account of Lo Shu-yau, brother of Lo Wing-fai. Photo: Felix Wong

Beijing has pledged to protect rights of four Hongkongers jailed for life in the Philippines on drug charges, city’s security chief John Lee says

  • Assurance comes as families of the four men convicted for possession of methamphetamine say they will ‘exhaust all means’ in fight for justice
  • Lee says he asked central government to pay special attention to the case
Topic |   The Philippines

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James To (centre) and the families of the detained Hongkongers called on other residents of the city to help them raise money for legal fees. They asked that donations be sent to the Bank of China account of Lo Shu-yau, brother of Lo Wing-fai. Photo: Felix Wong
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Christy Leung

Christy Leung

Christy writes about crime and security-related stories for South China Morning Post's city desk.

Su Xinqi

Su Xinqi

Su Xinqi covers Hong Kong-mainland relational issues for the Post's Hong Kong desk. She has previously worked for Reuters and Initium Media in a variety of roles including researcher, content producer, and news editor.

Phila Siu

Phila Siu

Phila Siu, also known as Bobby, has been a journalist since 2009. He has reported on human rights, security, politics, and society in Hong Kong, mainland China and Southeast Asia. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Hong Kong Baptist University and a human rights law master's degree from the University of Hong Kong.