Final debates begin in Hong Kong’s largest security trial

Three senior Hong Kong High Court judges are hearing the country’s largest-ever national security case as final arguments begin today. – EPA pic, November 29, 2023.

HONG Kong’s largest-ever national security trial began final arguments today, more than 1,000 days after authorities filed charges against 47 democracy activists under a law imposed by China to quell dissent.

The defendants represent a cross-section of Hong Kong’s opposition – from democratically elected lawmakers to unionists and academics – which has been effectively squashed after China imposed a sweeping national security law on the city in 2020.

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