Prosecutors want security judge to hear sedition case

Prosecutors on Tuesday asked the District Court to assign a designated judge under the national security law to hear a case against internet radio host Edmund Wan, who has been charged with seditious intent.

Wan, better known as DJ Giggs, is accused of acting with seditious intention during online programmes he hosted between August and October 2020, as well as money laundering.

Wan’s assistant, Alice Lee, also faces charges of money laundering.

Although the alleged sedition offence is not part of the national security law, prosecutors told the court that it still falls under the scope of endangering national security.

Defence lawyers said they needed time to seek instructions from their clients regarding the request, and will notify the court in the next 14 days if they are opposed to the move.

They also told the court the two defendants are not ready to enter a plea as they were still applying for legal aid and needed to go over 16 boxes of evidence.

Judge Amanda Woodcock adjourned the next hearing to October 12. Wan was remanded back to custody while Lee was granted bail.