Hong Kong judiciary says courts will withhold details on defendants and police from reporters, day after city’s leader warned against ‘weaponisation’ of personal information

Mar 31, 2021 | INVESTING

Hong Kong’s courts have stopped providing reporters with personal details of those facing trial and the police officers handling their cases, on the day the city’s leader said journalists should not enjoy “privilege”.According to a statement from the judiciary on Wednesday, the city’s courts have begun redacting ID card numbers, addresses and dates of birth of defendants in documents accessible to journalists.Details of officers handling cases were also concealed, with the judiciary citing the…

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