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...

Grandma Wong jailed for assaulting court security

A democracy activist known as "Grandma Wong" was sentenced to one month in prison on Wednesday, after a magistrate convicted her of attacking a security guard at the High Court in January 2019. Eastern Magistracy found Alexandra Wong, 65, guilty of common assault, after she pushed the security guard when...

DoJ slams ‘persistent harassment’ against judge

The Department of Justice on Thursday warned against what it calls “persistent harassment” against a judge, saying those who break the law by harassing or even threatening judges must bear severe legal consequences. The comes after District Court judge Stanley Chan said he had received harassing phone calls recently and...

Tong Ying-kit loses latest bid for jury trial

The first person in Hong Kong charged under the national security law, Tong Ying-kit, on Tuesday lost another legal challenge against the secretary for justice’s decision to deny him a trial by jury – with the Court of Appeal upholding a lower court’s ruling. Tong’s trial is set to begin...

Co-location challenge dismissed by Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal on Friday upheld a lower court’s ruling that the co-location arrangement at the West Kowloon express rail station is constitutional, dismissing an appeal from former lawmakers and activists. Disqualified legislators Leung Kwok-hung and Sixtus Leung, and activists Henderick Lui and Kwok Cheuk-kin, had lodged the appeal...

Next Digital loses court bid over seized documents

Next Digital has lost its bid for a court order to get back documents seized by the police during their national security investigation into the company's founder Jimmy Lai. Scores of officers descended on the company's offices in Tseung Kwan O last August after the pro-democracy media tycoon was arrested...

Mixed reports on why foreign judge leaves CFA

A foreign judge sitting on Hong Kong's top court has been quoted by the UK's Times newspaper as saying that she plans to quit the Court of Final Appeal (CFA) as concerns grow over the national security law. According to a statement from the judiciary on Friday, Lady Brenda Hale...

Bar Association condemns intimidation against judge

The Hong Kong Bar Association on Saturday condemned intimidation against a district court judge, saying such action cannot be tolerated and must be stopped. It was reported that the office of District Court Judge Amanda Woodcock received a few threatening phone calls after she gave some of Hong Kong's most...

Application forms out for new subsidised flats

Aspiring homeowners queued up at the Housing Authority's headquarters in Lok Fu on Friday to pick up application forms for a new batch of subsidised flats. Around 2,100 units at the newly built Kai Chuen Court in Diamond Hill will be put up for sale at 50 percent of the...

Johnson Lam picked to fill vacancy on top court

Justice Johnson Lam, a vice-president of the Court of Appeal, is set to become a permanent judge of the city’s top court – filling a position that has been vacant for the past four months. Justice Lam’s appointment to the Court of Final Appeal is subject to Legislative Council approval,...

Protester’s family has left HK, coroner’s court told

The coroner’s court looking into the death of an anti-government protester was told on Tuesday that his family was absent from the inquest because they had left Hong Kong several weeks after he fell to his death from an Admiralty mall in 2019. Immigration records presented to court indicated that...

Protest inquest jury disbands over language barrier

The jury at an inquest into the death of a protester was disbanded just hours after the hearing began on Monday, when one of the five jurors told the court she couldn’t fully understand Cantonese. Coroner David Ko said he would resume the hearing on Tuesday and would select another...