HK’s Civil Human Rights Front faces ban
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HK’s Civil Human Rights Front faces ban

The Hong Kong government is considering banning the city’s biggest opposition alliance, the Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF). Set up 19 years ago to oppose a proposed anti-subversion law in 2002, the cross-political group organised many of the pro-democracy demonstrations in the city, including the 2019 mass protests and the annual July 1 marches. That was until the Covid-19 pandemic halted most large gatherings and Beijing imposed a national security law in Hong Kong. Front convenor Figo Chan Ho-wun is among 10 people who face possible jail terms after pleading guilty to taking part in an unauthorised assembly on October 1, 2019, China's National Day. Chan spoke to the Post about his journey with the organisation, and as potentially the last Front convenor, he expressed faith in Hong Kong people, encouraging them to keep fighting for democracy even if the group is disbanded.

28 May 2021 - 12:38PM