National security police probing protester relief fund claim ‘misconduct’ by lawyers; ex-lawmaker arrested in jail

National security police in Hong Kong who have arrested five former trustees of a now-defunct relief fund for detained protesters say they uncovered “misconduct” by some solicitors and barristers during the course of their probe. Among those arrested was a 90-year-old Catholic Cardinal and a former legislator already serving a separate prison sentence. The police … Read more

6 arrested on suspicion of plotting to stab Hong Kong police officers

Hong Kong police have arrested six people from what they describe as a local radical group, after the suspects allegedly discussed “extreme violence” against the Force on social media, including stabbing officers to death with sharp objects. Photo: Candice Chau / HKFP. Four men and two women, aged 16 to 36, were rounded up last … Read more

‘Absolutely’ give second chance to young protesters arrested in 2019, Hong Kong leadership hopeful says

Sole chief executive candidate John Lee says Hong Kong should “absolutely” give young people arrested during the 2019 anti-extradition protests a second chance. Chief executive candidate John Lee announced his election manifesto on April 29, 2022. Photo: Lea Mok / HKFP. “For those who have offended, and have already served their time and completed their … Read more