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
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

Topic |   Hong Kong courts
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
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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