Hong Kong: Hong Kong’s anti-corruption watchdog has charged a singer and distinguished pro-democracy activist, Anthony Wong, with “corrupt conduct” at a 2018 election rally, the newest authorized motion towards dissent by authorities within the Chinese language-ruled metropolis.
The Unbiased Fee In opposition to Corruption (ICAC) stated in a press release on Monday that Wong had offered “leisure to induce others to vote” for pro-democracy activist Au Nok-hin in a 2018 legislative council by-election.
“On the rally, Wong carried out two songs on stage. On the finish of the efficiency, he appealed to the members of the rally to vote for Au on the election,” the ICAC wrote, including he had breached the Elections Corrupt and Unlawful Conduct Ordinance.
If convicted, he could possibly be jailed for as much as seven years and fined $HK500,000 ($87,000), the ordinance says.
Wong, 59, who first got here into the general public limelight with pop duo, Tat Ming Pair, within the Eighties, couldn’t instantly be reached for remark.
Au, who went on to win the election, was additionally charged. Each are on account of seem in courtroom on Thursday to plea.
Au was not accessible for remark. He was jailed for 10 months jail in April for organising an unauthorised meeting.
Au was additionally arrested with 46 different distinguished democrats this 12 months for alleged conspiracy to commit subversion underneath a sweeping nationwide safety regulation launched in June final 12 months to outlaw secession, subversion, terrorism and overseas collusion.