Hong Kong Bar Association urges against blanket ban on overseas lawyers in national security law cases
“In so far as public perception is concerned, we believe that it will be conducive to the administration of justice and the rule of law,” Victor Dawes, who was re-elected as chairperson of the Hong Kong Bar Association on Thursday, said.
In response to prosecution questioning, the former Stand News chief editor told the courtroom that his role had been to investigate the causes of the 2019 protests to avoid unrest in the future.
If such a subsidy were granted, Executive Director of the Travel Industry Council Fanny Yeung said it would take the trade around one year to bounce back to its pre-pandemic level. “If we don’t have this subsidy, frankly, we don’t know if we can really revive or not.”
The judiciary’s annual report said defendants in District Court waited almost a year to have their cases dealt with.
Covid-19: Lawmaker urges scrapping of PCR tests for mainland travel as one centre sees queues till 3 a.m.
Chief Secretary Eric Chan said Hong Kong needs approval from the mainland before scrapping the requirement that cross-border travellers take PCR tests.
China’s transport authorities have predicted that more than two billion trips will be made this month into February in one of the world’s largest mass movements of people.
The decision was made after considering a number of factors, including a “sturdy” level of hybrid immunity in society, as well as the lowered risk imposed to public health by the virus, said Chief Executive John Lee.
3 Hongkongers sentenced to up to 18 months of jail after accepting plea deal over riot case related to 2019 PolyU siege
District Judge Stanley Chan said three were all young with good characters and no criminal records. “I think the trio became victims of a storm after being manipulated by others.”