‘Heavy sentences may hurt confidence in courts’

A constitutional law scholar at the University of Hong Kong has questioned whether the sentences handed down to ten veteran pro-democracy activists last week have undermined people’s confidence in the judiciary. Speaking on an RTHK programme on Monday, Johannes Chan said he spoke to people in the legal sector and...

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...

Three activists appeal over 2019 protest

2021-04-21 HKT 20:08" title="Pro-democracy campaigners (from left) Jimmy Lai, Albert Ho and Martin Lee are seeking to overturn their convictions and sentences over the August 18, 2019, protest. File photo: RTHK"> Pro-democracy campaigners (from left) Jimmy Lai, Albert Ho and Martin Lee are seeking to overturn their convictions and sentences...