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Cardinal Zen Convicted by Hong Kong Court, Ordered to Pay $500 Fine In a highly anticipated ruling already making the rounds in international media, Chinese Cardinal Joseph Zen and five others were …More
Cardinal Zen Convicted by Hong Kong Court, Ordered to Pay $500 Fine
In a highly anticipated ruling already making the rounds in international media, Chinese Cardinal Joseph Zen and five others were convicted Friday of failing to register a now-defunct relief fund that offered assistance to Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement. Cardinal Zen, along with barrister Margaret Ng, ex-lawmaker Cyd Ho, scholar Hui Po-keung, singer-activist Denise Ho, and Sze Ching-wee, the fund’s former secretary, appeared in front of Permanent Magistrate Ada Yim Shun-yee at West Kowloon Magistrates’ Courts Friday to hear the court’s verdict. At a Nov. 25 hearing, Yim said that after considering the size of the fund and the period over which it operated without proper registration, the defendants were found guilty, and all received fines. Sze was ordered to pay HK$2,500 (US $320), while the rest, including Zen, were ordered to pay HK$ 4,000 (US $500).
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