Hong Kong justice department hires Queen’s Counsel David Perry to prosecute protest case against Jimmy Lai, eight others

Jan 12, 2021 | INVESTING

A British Queen’s Counsel who once handled the bribery trial of a former Hong Kong chief executive has been hired by the justice department to now go after media mogul Jimmy Lai Chee-ying and eight opposition figures for their roles in a 2019 anti-government protest.The Court of First Instance on Tuesday granted the Department of Justice’s application to fly in David Perry QC to handle the case, noting not only its complexity but its “real and significant impact on the exercise of the freedom…

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