Hong Kong activist denied bail after being charge with sedition

Colonial-era penal code used as Tam Tak-chi’s alleged offences took place before new national security law was imposed

An activist who was the first person to be charged with sedition in Hong Kong since 1997 has been denied bail before his trial for “uttering seditious words” and advocating for Hong Kong independence.

Prosecutors alleged that activist Tam Tak-chi used anti-police slogans as well as the common protest phrases “liberate Hong Kong” and “five demands, not one less” in January, and at street booths between March and July on seven occasions.

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