The head of the Hong Kong Journalists Association HKJA was charged with resisting authorities on Monday.
The essentials in a nutshell
- Ronson Chan allegedly resisted the police officers.
Outside the police station, journalist Ronson Chan denied the allegations. He did not resist the police officers, Chan said. He will appear on Thursday Court appears. He threatened someone because of the allegations Punishment Up to two years Detention.
Ronson was arrested nearly two weeks ago while gathering news at a council house meeting. According to the police, the journalist refused to show his identity to the officers during the search. Additionally, he showed himself to be “uncooperative” despite repeated warnings.
The journalist, on the other hand, says he asked why the officers searched him. They handcuffed him before finally getting his ID. Chan wanted to leave the Chinese Special Administrative Region at the end of the month to study at Britain’s Oxford University on a six-month scholarship.
Until a few years ago, Hong Kong was considered the bastion of freedom of expression in China. Since Beijing enacted the so-called Security Law in 2020, there has been a massive crackdown on pro-democracy activists and other voices critical of Beijing. Officials are also looking for one that dates back to the British colonial era Law Again against the “riot”.
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