National security law: Hong Kong defendant challenges jury exclusion for first trial under Beijing-imposed legislation

Apr 8, 2021 | INVESTING

The first person to be tried under Hong Kong’s national security law has mounted a legal challenge against the exclusion of jurors from his case, calling the prosecution decision unfair, irrational and an infringement of defendant rights.Lawyers for Tong Ying-kit – who is accused of riding a motorcycle into police last year – said prosecutors had failed to show the measure was necessary and that the proceedings could be prejudiced by jury tampering or intimidation.Applying for judicial review…

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