Hong Kong legal scholar and activist Benny Tai on Friday lost his appeal against his Occupy Central conviction. Photo: Winson Wong Hong Kong legal scholar and activist Benny Tai on Friday lost his appeal against his Occupy Central conviction. Photo: Winson Wong
Hong Kong legal scholar and activist Benny Tai on Friday lost his appeal against his Occupy Central conviction. Photo: Winson Wong

Hong Kong’s High Court unanimously rejects appeal against Occupy convictions by Benny Tai, eight others

  • Reverend Chu Yiu-ming and retired sociologist Chan Kin-man also among group of nine convicted of public nuisance charges for blocking roads during the 79-day protests in 2014
  • Their lawyers had argued treating political rhetoric as criminal incitement could have ‘a very damaging, chilling effect on freedom of expression’

Topic |   Hong Kong courts
Hong Kong legal scholar and activist Benny Tai on Friday lost his appeal against his Occupy Central conviction. Photo: Winson Wong Hong Kong legal scholar and activist Benny Tai on Friday lost his appeal against his Occupy Central conviction. Photo: Winson Wong
Hong Kong legal scholar and activist Benny Tai on Friday lost his appeal against his Occupy Central conviction. Photo: Winson Wong
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