Best Pencil HK Ltd, the holding company of Stand News, was unrepresented in Friday’s hearing at West Kowloon Court. Photo: Felix Wong
Best Pencil HK Ltd, the holding company of Stand News, was unrepresented in Friday’s hearing at West Kowloon Court. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong company behind now-defunct Stand News portal can face sedition trial without representative, court rules

  • Best Pencil HK Ltd, holding company of Stand News, was unrepresented in court on Friday even though police twice tried to notify it of proceedings
  • Acting chief magistrate Peter Law agrees with prosecution’s contention police had done what they could to ask the firm to respond to allegation in court

Best Pencil HK Ltd, the holding company of Stand News, was unrepresented in Friday’s hearing at West Kowloon Court. Photo: Felix Wong
Best Pencil HK Ltd, the holding company of Stand News, was unrepresented in Friday’s hearing at West Kowloon Court. Photo: Felix Wong
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