Hong Kong: Clap during the hearing, court sentenced two accused to treason1 min read
Hong Kong: Two Hong Kong nationals were convicted of treason on Thursday, accused of clapping during a court hearing and criticizing a judge for holding events despite a ban on the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Pastor Gary Pang Moon Eun and housewife Chiu Mei Ying were arrested in April for disrupting court hearings in January. During a January hearing, the leader of a group celebrating the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre was sentenced for instigating others.
It is noteworthy that in 1989, the Communist government of China acted with the help of a tank on the pro-democracy protesters demonstrating at Beijing’s famous Tiananmen Square, in which many people were killed. Hong Kong has sparked a political crackdown after mass protests in 2019 and the imposition of a controversial national security law in 2020, with many prominent activists of pro-democracy groups being arrested or imprisoned. He is going.
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Apart from the National Security Act, large-scale dissidents (from China’s central government) are also being prosecuted under the colonial-era sedition law. In this episode, instead of contempt of court, Pang and Chiyu were tried for treason.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : October 27, 2022, 16:57 IST