Protest and punishment: How thousands of demonstrators are set to face Hong Kong’s court system

With the onset of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, fewer people are taking to the streets in Hong Kong – but for prosecuted protesters, the work is just getting started. By the end of January 2020, over 7,000 people had been arrested in connection with the protests, about 1,000 charged, and 20 sentenced. Common charges are criminal damage, possession of an offensive weapon, assaulting the police, obstructing the police, participating in an unlawful assembly, and participating in a riot.

Trustworthy inquiry into police behaviour can put Hong Kong on the path to peace

What is the solution to the growing crisis in Hong Kong? A vital first step is for Hong Kong government to immediately announce a full, public and independent commission of inquiry, headed by trustworthy figures

【抗暴之戰】中六生遭扑爆頭壓斷手骨後無條件釋放 警叫簽「曱甴紙」

法政匯思大律師李安然指,無論當事人有否受傷,假若警方於無合理懷疑下拘捕巿民,有機會涉嫌非法禁錮及使用不必要武力,事主可提出民事索償,「咁着黑衫當然唔係犯法,好多警察都係咁着」,而戴口罩亦有合理辯解條款,未必會觸犯《禁止蒙面規例》。

Hong Kong withdraws extradition bill

Unrelenting months-long protests finally pushed Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Wednesday to withdraw a proposed amendment which would have legalized extradition of suspects to mainland China.