Activist Agnes Chow Ting won’t return to Hong Kong amid ongoing investigation – JURIST

Hong Kong opposition activist, Agnes Chow Ting revealed on her social media Sunday that she has no plan to return to Hong Kong, regardless of being required to return by the Hong Kong Police Nationwide Safety Division (NSD) in December.

The NSD responded to Chow, condemning her plan to skip bail as in opposition to the rule of regulation. The NSD arrested Chow for suspected “collusion with exterior components” underneath the Hong Kong National Security Law in August 2020. Through the ongoing investigation, Chow was sentenced to jail for 10 months primarily based on her convictions for one rely of “collaborating in an unauthorized meeting with out lawful authority or cheap excuse” and one rely of “incitement to participate in an unauthorized meeting” for her participation protests surrounding police headquarters in June 2019. After she completed serving her sentence, the NSD launched her on bail however confiscated her journey doc pursuant to Article 43 of the Nationwide Safety Legislation.

Earlier this 12 months, Chow was admitted to a Canadian college to additional her research. In August, the NSD returned her journey paperwork however required her to go to a “Reform and Opening Up” exhibition to study in regards to the improvement of China and the Chinese language Communist Social gathering underneath the supervision of 5 Hong Kong Nationwide Safety officers. The NSD prolonged her bail till December this 12 months.

Chow is an activist with Demosistō, a Hong Kong political occasion geared toward selling democratic self-determination. She tried to run for political workplace in 2018 however the Returning Officer determined that she was not certified to run. This choice was later overturned by the courtroom for the breach of procedural equity.

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