Trial of HK people detained in China from Monday, supporters say

12/25/2020 9:45:00 AM

Trial of HK people detained in China from Monday, supporters say

Trial of HK people detained in China from Monday, supporters say

Ten of 12 Hong Kong people captured by China at sea as they tried to flee by boat four months ago will go on trial in the mainland city of Shenzhen on Monday, supporters said on Friday.

FILE PHOTO: The father of Cheng Tsz Ho, one of the 12 detainees, stands on a peak overlooking Yantian district in the neighbouring Chinese mainland city of Shenzhen, in Hong Kong, China Nov.FILE PHOTO: The father of Cheng Tsz Ho, one of the 12 detainees, stands on a peak overlooking Yantian district in the neighbouring Chinese mainland city of Shenzhen, in Hong Kong, China Nov.By David Kirton 5 Min Read SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) - A Chinese court sentenced 10 Hong Kong activists to between seven months and three years in jail on Wednesday for illegally crossing the border, in a case that has drawn international attention and concern over the defendants’ treatment.By Reuters Staff 3 Min Read BEIJING (Reuters) - China drew a comparison on Thursday between the storming of the U.

21, 2020.REUTERS/James Pomfret/File Photo The case has attracted great interest in Hong Kong and abroad as a rare instance of the Beijing authorities arresting people trying to leave the financial hub at a time of growing concern about the prospects for the city’s high degree of autonomy.REUTERS/James Pomfret/File Photo The case has attracted great interest in Hong Kong and abroad as a rare instance of the Beijing authorities arresting people trying to leave the financial hub at a time of growing concern about the prospects for the city’s high degree of autonomy.The families had asked this week for 20 days’ notice to allow them to attend the trial, given a 14-day COVID-19 quarantine upon entering mainland China.The court in the city of Shenzhen, which borders the semi-autonomous former British colony of Hong Kong, found eight of the defendants guilty of the illegal crossing and sentenced them to seven months in jail and a 10,000 yuan ($1,533) fine.Instead, the families of seven detainees were notified of the trial date by government-appointed lawyers, a support group said.Instead, the families of seven detainees were notified of the trial date by government-appointed lawyers, a support group said.“Obviously (the Chinese authorities) are rushing during the Christmas period so as to minimise international backlash,” said Beatrice Li, sister of detainee Andy Li.Relations between Beijing and Washington are at their worst in decades over a range of disputes, including China’s heavy clampdown on Hong Kong, and Chinese diplomats and state media often draw attention to news of violence or chaos in the United States.

Beijing’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Beijing’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The defendants’ family-appointed lawyers, who were denied access to their clients, rights groups and relatives criticised the legal process.Twelve Hong Kongers were intercepted by the Chinese coastguard on Aug.23 on a boat believed to be bound for Taiwan.23 on a boat believed to be bound for Taiwan.Two underage suspects will undergo private hearings on a separate date, Chinese authorities said earlier this month.Slideshow ( 5 images ) “This group of young Hongkongers will be at risk of torture and other ill-treatment in Chinese jails,” the group’s Asia-Pacific regional director, Yamini Mishra, said in a statement.All were facing charges in Hong Kong linked to anti-government protests in the former British colony, including rioting and violation of a national security law Beijing imposed on the city in June.All were facing charges in Hong Kong linked to anti-government protests in the former British colony, including rioting and violation of a national security law Beijing imposed on the city in June.Capitol on Wednesday in an attempt to stop Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory.

In their mainland trial, they face charges of illegally crossing the border and organising an illegal crossing, which could carry sentences of up to seven years.The Hong Kong government has said the defendants must face justice on the mainland before returning to Hong Kong, where they are expected to be further investigated for the suspected protest-related crimes.The Hong Kong government has said the defendants must face justice on the mainland before returning to Hong Kong, where they are expected to be further investigated for the suspected protest-related crimes.Their government-appointed lawyers were not available for comment.Reporting by Jessie Pang; Additional reporting by Beijing newsroom; Writing by Clare Jim; Editing by William Mallard Our Standards:.

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The story goes like this: 12 Hong Kong thugs who thought they were guilty chose to smuggle in order to evade legal sanctions, and then they were caught by the Chinese border police in the waters of China. It's been 125 days since 12hkyouths detained in SZ. Their cases will open at a court in SZ on 28/12. It means CCP refuses to respond relatives’ demand. Clearly, CCP chose the Christmas period to the court as it aimed to minimize international awareness. save12hkyouths

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Trial of Hong Kong people detained in China from Monday, supporters sayTen of 12 Hong Kong people captured by China at sea as they tried to flee by boat four months ago will go on trial in the mainland city of Shenzhen on Monday, supporters said on Friday. More good news please((( Their cases will open at a court on 28/12. It means CCP refuse to respond relatives’ demand and relative can't sit at the court due to COVID19 isolation policy. CCP chooses the Christmas period to the court as it aimed to minimize international attention. save12hkyouths MerryChristmas MerryXmas Visit

China sentences HK activists to up to three years in jail for border crossingA Chinese court sentenced 10 Hong Kong activists to between seven months and three years in jail on Wednesday for illegally crossing the border, in a case that has drawn international attention and concern over the defendants' treatment. ChoiEnglish We have no force, no gun , no power to defend, so CCPChina can do whatever they want to HK. This is a KIDNAP. Imagine how they treat to them . They are suffering in China over 200 days, 200 days, it’s torture for them no matter mental or physical condition. CCP liked to do this bringthemallback save12hkyouths If they are old enough to commit crimes then they are old enough to be punished. They are some of many mercenary hooligans deployed by CIA to create chaos and hooliganism in HK and China as a whole as a part of US's China containment policy.

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