Мобильный 1 Add news
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010June 2010July 2010
August 2010
September 2010October 2010
November 2010
December 2010
January 2011
February 2011March 2011April 2011May 2011June 2011July 2011August 2011September 2011October 2011November 2011December 2011January 2012February 2012March 2012April 2012May 2012June 2012July 2012August 2012September 2012October 2012November 2012December 2012January 2013February 2013March 2013April 2013May 2013June 2013July 2013August 2013September 2013October 2013November 2013December 2013January 2014February 2014March 2014April 2014May 2014June 2014July 2014August 2014September 2014October 2014November 2014December 2014January 2015February 2015March 2015April 2015May 2015June 2015July 2015August 2015September 2015October 2015November 2015December 2015January 2016February 2016March 2016April 2016May 2016June 2016July 2016August 2016September 2016October 2016November 2016December 2016January 2017February 2017March 2017April 2017May 2017June 2017July 2017August 2017September 2017October 2017November 2017December 2017January 2018February 2018March 2018April 2018May 2018June 2018July 2018August 2018September 2018October 2018November 2018December 2018January 2019February 2019March 2019April 2019May 2019June 2019July 2019August 2019September 2019October 2019November 2019December 2019January 2020February 2020March 2020April 2020May 2020June 2020July 2020August 2020September 2020October 2020November 2020December 2020January 2021February 2021March 2021April 2021May 2021June 2021July 2021August 2021September 2021
News Every Day |

Hong Kong activist singer cleared of ‘corrupt conduct’ charge



August 5, 2021

By Jessie Pang

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A Hong Kong judge cleared on Thursday singer and pro-democracy activist Anthony Wong of a charge of “corrupt conduct” filed this week by the city’s anti-corruption watchdog over an appearance at an opposition election rally in 2018.

The Independent Commission Against Corruption said on Monday https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/hong-kong-authorities-arrest-pro-democracy-singer-corruption-2021-08-02 that Wong had provided “entertainment to induce others to vote” for pro-democracy activist Au Nok-hin in a 2018 legislative by-election.

Wong, 59, performed two songs then appealed to the audience to vote for Au, it said.

“Hong Kongers will continue to sing. Hong Kongers will continue to hang in there,” Wong told reporters outside the court after the hearing.

His case comes amid a flurry of legal action against government critics, some of it under a national security law that Beijing imposed on the former British colony a year ago and some under other laws.

Hong Kong authorities say rights and freedoms in the Chinese-ruled city remain intact but national security was a red line. All arrests are based on evidence and not related to the people’s background or political stance, city authorities say.

Prosecutors at the Eastern Magistrates’ Court did not pursue the charge against Wong, saying a bind-over order – to prevent certain behaviour from occurring in future, which is neither a conviction nor a punishment – would suffice.

Judge Peter Law ordered Wong to “not breach the peace, show good behaviour and not violate any law related to election conduct for 18 months”.

Au, who went on to win the election, but was later jailed for an unauthorised assembly, was issued a similar order.

Beijing’s imposition of the national security law last year after prolonged pro-democracy unrest has covered most aspects of life in the former British colony with an authoritarian veil.

Since its enactment, prominent democrats have been arrested, either under the new legislation or for other charges. Some have fled overseas.

Book publishers have admitted to self-censoring, cinemas have pulled a documentary on the protests and a university cancelled a press photography exhibition. A contemporary art museum said national security police could vet its collections.

Pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily closed in June after senior editors were arrested on national security grounds.

This week, artist Kacey Wong said on Facebook he had left Hong Kong. He told the Hong Kong Free Press he had moved to Taiwan because he needed “100% freedom”.

Online outlet Initium Media announced this week it was relocating to Singapore, citing fading press freedoms.

Public broadcaster RTHK, which is undergoing a major overhaul, said on Tuesday veteran talkshow host Steve Vines had left for Britain.

Vines told former colleagues in an email that “the institutions that ensure the liberty of Hongkongers are being dismantled.”

(Writing by Marius Zaharia; Editing by Robert Birsel)

Read also

Wayne Rooney pays tribute to Boycie actor John Challis after Only Fools and Horses legend dies aged 79

Carlos Ghosn can’t wait to sell Renault shares after Nissan exit

Gazprom increases gas supplies to Turkey by 53%

Слот 7

News, articles, comments, with a minute-by-minute update, now on Today24.pro

News Every Day

Avail the java assignment help UK and Programming assignment help UK service through GotoAssignmentHelp to flourish in academics!

Today24.pro — latest news 24/7. You can add your news instantly now — here


Интернет

Accenture сократит использование бумаги с помощью электронной подписи




Новости России
Game News

Final Fantasy 14 community gather to pay tribute to beloved Heavensward voice actor


Russian.city


Врач Хомяков предупредил о проблемах со здоровьем при включении отопления


Губернаторы России
Samsung

Цена на флагманский смартфон Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra в России упала на 30%


Источник: в жилом доме в Новой Москве нашли гранату

В Подмосковье прошли инженерно-спортивные соревнования «Формула Студент Россия 2021»

Профессиональные советы для продвинутых начинающих Youtube

Международная книжная ярмарка открылась в Москве


Экс-солистка «Ленинграда» Алиса Вокс проиграла суд Сергею Шнурову

Внебрачный сын Игоря Крутого готовится впервые стать отцом

«Будем веселиться как взрослые!»: концерт Моргенштерна в Казани перенесен, но не из-за Мизулиной и Ко

"Долетался": Тур Моргенштерна по России сорван - родители победили


Анна Курникова показала троих подросших детей от Энрике Иглесиаса

Соболенко впервые в карьере квалифицировалась на итоговый турнир WTA

Потапова вышла во второй раунд турнира WTA в Остраве

Грачева проиграла Бадосе в первом круге турнира WTA в Чехии




Евгений Пригожин добился справедливости в суде против Владимира Милова

Клава Кока примет участие в главном мистическом эксперименте ТНТ

Разгромные победы «Динамо», «Крыльев», «Краснодара», поражение «Ростова» - итоги игрового дня в Кубке России

За сутки в России подтверждено 19 706 случаев COVID-19 в 85 регионах


Стартовали Всероссийские соревнования «Кубок Смоленской крепости» по судомодельному спорту

Просившему милостыню бомжу прострелили ногу в Подмосковье

Сенатор Косачев заявил, что США сделали из санкций «налог» на суверенитет

Фотовыставка московского фотографа леныбеляк «Они все еще там»



Путин в России и мире







Персональные новости
Moscow.media