4 remanded in custody over 2019 protest case linked to Hong Kong activists who tried to flee to Taiwan

Four men, including two who tried to flee to Taiwan by speedboat in 2019, have been remanded in custody after pleading guilty in a protest-related case. Li Wai-lung became the fourth defendant to enter a guilty plea over possession of items with intent to destroy or damage property in front of Judge Douglas Yau at … Read more

Hong Kong teen who tried to flee to Taiwan pleads guilty to possessing items with intent to damage property

A teenager who was among the 12 Hongkongers caught by the mainland Chinese coastguard while trying to escape to Taiwan by speedboat in 2020 has pleaded guilty in his 2019 protest-related case. Cheng Tsz-ho, now aged 19, appeared before Judge Douglas Yau at the District Court on Tuesday. He pleaded guilty to being in possession … Read more

Hongkonger who tried to flee to Taiwan jailed 20 months for making explosives

Wong Wai-yin, one of the 12 Hongkongers who tried to escape to Taiwan via speedboat in 2020 but was caught by China’s coastguard, was jailed for 20 months after he pleaded guilty to a charge of making explosives. The 30-year-old mechanic appeared before District Court Judge Frankie Yiu on Thursday. He was accused of possessing … Read more