Osman Cheng, a district council hopeful, accused the authorities of spreading “white terror” among the pro-democracy candidates. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Clerical blunder triggers huge Hong Kong police deployment to Eastern Court to ‘rearrest’ defendants from protests

  • At least 11 police vehicles and more than 100 officers, most in riot gear, descend on Eastern Court after mistake allows defendants to be freed
  • The released defendants surrendered to the police, as they now wait for new charges to be filed
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Osman Cheng, a district council hopeful, accused the authorities of spreading “white terror” among the pro-democracy candidates. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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Chris Lau

Chris Lau

Chris is a reporter specialising in court and legal affairs in Hong Kong. From criminal justice to constitutional issues, he brings in the latest updates and in-depth analysis on legal issues that affect all aspects of the city. He also covers human rights issues extensively.