Hong Kong trainee solicitor asked by Dept. of Justice to explain online ‘hate speech’ against police

HONG KONG LAW & CRIME POLITICS & PROTEST Hong Kong trainee solicitor asked by Dept. of Justice to explain online ‘hate speech’ against police 22 August 2019 17:24 Holmes Chan4 min read Donate Hong Kong’s Department of Justice (DOJ) has demanded an explanation from a trainee solicitor regarding online comments where he told police officers and their families to die.

Hong Kongers have learned that restraint is met by those in power tightening their grip even more, says Kevin Yam, a political commentator

Hong Kong’s justice department has ordered a trainee lawyer to explain why he was accused of directing hate speech at local police on social media just days before he qualified to join the legal profession.

Business chambers, lawyers, academics and foreign states react to storming of Hong Kong’s legislature

Hundreds of masked anti-government protesters broke into, and vandalised, the Legislative Council (LegCo) on Monday evening in an escalation of events earlier in the day which saw police use pepper spray against crowds occupying thoroughfares in Admiralty. The fallout of the storming of Hong Kong’s legislature continues as reactions have poured in from different sectors of Hong Kong, as well as from abroad.

律師會理事會選舉傳媒報導,2016年5月26日 (Law Society Council elections press clipping, 26 May 2016)

對於今天的律師會理事會選舉(請踴躍投票!),我們繼續不會就個別候選人作出評論,但亦會繼續按照對有關內容「不確認、不評論」的原則在此頁分享所有就律師會理事會選舉的傳媒報導。今天有一篇來自《信報》的報導(如下)

律師會理事會選舉傳媒報導,2016年5月22日(二)(Law Society Council elections press clipping, 22 May 2016 (2))

對於律師會理事會選舉,我們繼續不會就個別候選人作出評論,但亦會繼續按照對有關內容「不確認、不評論」的原則在此頁分享所有就律師會理事會選舉的傳媒報導。今天有兩篇來自《蘋果日報》的報導,以下是第二篇的網絡連結。

律師會理事會選舉傳媒報導,2016年5月22日(一) (Law Society Council elections press clipping, 22 May 2016 (1))

對於律師會理事會選舉,我們繼續不會就個別候選人作出評論,但亦會繼續按照對有關內容「不確認、不評論」的原則在此頁分享所有就律師會理事會選舉的傳媒報導。今天有兩篇來自《蘋果日報》的報導,以下是第一篇的網絡連結。

【法政匯絲】層次高啲嘅律師選水平高啲嘅理事

本來大家都唔太關心呢個選舉,但係由於好多律師行同內務律師(in-house)老細都出盡力想攞下屬嘅proxy(授權票),反而令唔少本來唔記得投票嘅人醒起要投票。甚至原本政治冷感嘅同事亦忽然關心候選人起嚟,周圍打聽各人嘅背景同取態。

無論你哋打算投邊位都好,各位事務律師巴絲,珍惜你的一票,如果5月26日去唔到投票,記得要將填好嘅選票(在5月23日前)又或者將授權票(在5月24日前)郵寄或親身送至指定地址呀!

律師會理事會選舉傳媒報導,2016年5月16日 (Law Society Council Elections press clipping, 16 May 2016)

法政匯思早前發表聲明,鼓勵律師會成員在今年的律師會理事會選舉踴躍投票,但為免被誤會為把選舉被政治化、我們不會支持任何候選人。我們留意到,有傳媒開始報導選舉事宜。為了提供多一些資訊給律師會會員與普羅大眾參考,我們會把所有我們找到有關選舉的傳媒報導都放上我們的FB頁,但就不會就報導作任何評論。今天有1篇在《明報》刊登的中文報導(請看如下圖片)

法政匯思就2016年律師會理事會選舉的聲明(Statement in relation to the 2016 Law Society Council Election)

The Law Society of Hong Kong's Annual General Meeting will take place on 26 May 2016. Six vacancies on the Law Society Council (the Council consists of twenty members in total) are up for election this year, with nine solicitors having presented themselves as candidates for fill these vacancies. In other words, there will be a contested election for Law Society Council positions this year. In this regard, the Progressive Lawyers Group does not wish to involve itself in ways that may be misunderstood as attempts to politicise the process. We will therefore not be endorsing any of the candidates.