Hong Kong Activists Tried Under China’s National Security Act

Forty-seven Hong Kong pro-democracy activists charged under the National Security Act imposed by China attend a court hearing Thursday morning (23/9).

The politicians and activists are accused of subversion in the National Security Act for taking part in the primaries they are holding before the 2020 Legislative Council elections.

The legislative election was eventually postponed by the government for a year citing concerns over COVID-19.

Most of the 47 activists have been detained since March, when the government prosecution team prepared their cases. Twelve defendants have been serving outside detention on bail. [lt/uh]

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