Foreign Correspondents’ Club president Keith Richburg. Photo: Sam Tsang
Foreign Correspondents’ Club president Keith Richburg. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong FCC axed human rights press awards to avoid risk of jail, chief cites concerns about independence of courts under national security law

  • FCC head Keith Richburg also said he called Chinese foreign ministry’s office in city before announcing suspension of awards, according to recording of closed-door meeting
  • During meeting, Richburg quotes lawyer he consulted as saying ‘you won’t get a fair hearing before a national security law judge’

Foreign Correspondents’ Club president Keith Richburg. Photo: Sam Tsang
Foreign Correspondents’ Club president Keith Richburg. Photo: Sam Tsang
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