Hong Kong starts hearing for 16 democrats in landmark national security case

By Thomson Reuters May 29, 2024 | 9:20 PM

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s High Court kicked off a hearing against 16 democrats on Thursday ahead of verdicts in a landmark subversion trial that will be closely watched by diplomats, human rights and business groups in the global financial hub.

A verdict is expected this week.

(Reporting By Jessie Pang; Editing by Anne Marie Roantree and Himani Sarkar)