Hong Kong legal scholar and democracy activist Benny Tai gives a thumbs up as he is taken to a court date in March. Photo: EPA-EFE
Hong Kong legal scholar and democracy activist Benny Tai gives a thumbs up as he is taken to a court date in March. Photo: EPA-EFE

Former Hong Kong law professor Benny Tai’s election expense case moved to District Court, where 7-year sentence possible

  • Tai and his co-defendants were granted bail on Friday, though the long-time activist will remain behind bars awaiting trial on national security law charges
  • The trio are accused of illegally incurring election expenses by taking out newspaper adverts ahead of the 2016 Legislative Council polls

Hong Kong legal scholar and democracy activist Benny Tai gives a thumbs up as he is taken to a court date in March. Photo: EPA-EFE
Hong Kong legal scholar and democracy activist Benny Tai gives a thumbs up as he is taken to a court date in March. Photo: EPA-EFE
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