Hong Kong Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng on Tuesday underscored her department’s right to quash private prosecutions believed to be motivated by politics or ‘improper’ intent. Photo: Nora Tam Hong Kong Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng on Tuesday underscored her department’s right to quash private prosecutions believed to be motivated by politics or ‘improper’ intent. Photo: Nora Tam
Hong Kong Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng on Tuesday underscored her department’s right to quash private prosecutions believed to be motivated by politics or ‘improper’ intent. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong justice secretary says ‘improper’ intent, political motivations reasons to quash private criminal prosecutions

  • Teresa Cheng’s comments come as several such prosecutions, including ones tied to last year’s anti-government protests, have been allowed to proceed
  • Last month, opposition lawmaker Raymond Chan used the tactic to pursue an assault case against pro-Beijing counterpart Kwok Wai-keung

Topic |   Hong Kong courts
Hong Kong Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng on Tuesday underscored her department’s right to quash private prosecutions believed to be motivated by politics or ‘improper’ intent. Photo: Nora Tam Hong Kong Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng on Tuesday underscored her department’s right to quash private prosecutions believed to be motivated by politics or ‘improper’ intent. Photo: Nora Tam
Hong Kong Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng on Tuesday underscored her department’s right to quash private prosecutions believed to be motivated by politics or ‘improper’ intent. Photo: Nora Tam
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