District Court does have jurisdiction to hear sedition cases, Hong Kong judge rules, despite questions raised by national security law

Apr 9, 2021 | INVESTING

The District Court has ruled that it has the jurisdiction to try sedition charges on indictment, contrary to objections raised by Hong Kong opposition activist Tam Tak-chi in a bid to block his trial. Judge Stanley Chan Kwong-chi on Friday threw out Tam’s effort to challenge his power to hear eight of the 14 charges the activist is facing, which include seven counts of uttering seditious words and a related conspiracy charge. “I rule that these charges are validly transferred to the District…

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