Protests erupted in June 2019 over a since-axed extradition bill. They escalated into sometimes violent displays of dissent against police behaviour, amid calls for democracy and anger over Beijing’s encroachment. Demonstrators demanded an independent probe into police conduct, amnesty for those arrested and a halt to the characterisation of protests as “riots.”
Ex-lawmaker Lam Cheuk-ting has been remanded in custody since March 2021 for conspiring to commit subversion over an unofficial primary election for the 2020 Legislative Council election.
The recommended wage hike of 3.62 per cent was decided based on a “basket of factors,” the government said, including the responsibility, working conditions and workload of judges.
After being arrested by Laotian police while en route to Thailand in July, Lu Siwei was transported back to China last month, where he is likely to face legal repercussions, a rights group said.