Ma Ngok: front’s likely demise not unexpected

A political scholar says he's not surprised at the news the Civil Human Rights Front is contemplating disbanding, noting that the protest organiser has been under attack from critics while also being unable to carry out its usual activities. Reports say the front is meeting on Friday, with disbandment on...

‘Liberate’ slogan cannot incite secession, court told

Lawyers for the defence in the case of national security suspect Tong Ying-kit on Tuesday sought to convince a three-judge panel that the protest slogan “Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of Our Times” was incapable of inciting others to commit secession. Tuesday was the 15th day of the trial – the...

July 1 protest organiser to skip annual rally

For the first time in 18 years, the organiser of the annual pro-democracy July 1 march will not be holding a rally this summer. And it’s been revealed that the Civil Human Rights Front has stopped operating since its convenor Figo Chan was jailed in May for his role in...

Veterans jailed for up to 18 months over 2019 protest

Some of Hong Kong's most prominent democracy campaigners were given new prison terms on Friday, this time over an unauthorised protest on October 1, 2019. Former legislators Albert Ho, Lee Cheuk-yan and Leung Kwok-hung and Civil Human Rights Front convenor Figo Chan received the harshest punishments – 18 months behind...

Six activists denied bail over 2019 protest

The District Court on Tuesday denied bail for six veteran pro-democracy activists who pleaded guilty to organising an unauthorised protest on October 1, 2019, as they await their sentences. Upon an application by the Department of Justice, Judge Amanda Woodcock revoked the bail of former lawmakers Albert Ho, Yeung Sum,...

Ten veteran activists plead guilty over 2019 protest

Ten veteran pro-democracy activists have pleaded guilty to organising an unauthorised protest on Hong Kong Island on October 1, 2019. The defendants are former legislators Lee Cheuk-yan, Leung Kwok-hung, Albert Ho, Yeung Sum, Cyd Ho, Sin Chung-kai, Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai, and activists Figo Chan, Avery Ng and Richard...

Pro-Beijing group stages protest outside H&M branch

Pro-Beijing group stages protest outside H&M branch A pro-Beijing group on Sunday staged a protest outside a Tsim Sha Tsui branch of H&M, one of the companies facing backlash in China for the stand they have taken against the alleged use of forced labour to produce cotton in Xinjiang. The...

Another arrest over CUHK graduation protest

2021-02-18 HKT 22:00" title="Police were on the Chinese University campus for investigation following the protest in November. File photo: RTHK"> Police were on the Chinese University campus for investigation following the protest in November. File photo: RTHK Police have arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with a protest at a...