Hong Kong authorities arrest democratic singer for “corruption”


Hong Kong — Hong Kong’s Anti-Corruption Watchdog on Monday “cheats” singer and prominent democratic activist Anthony Wong at a 2018 election rally, the latest proceeding against a challenge by former British colonial authorities Indicted in.

In a statement, the Anti-Corruption Independent Commission (ICAC) said Wong provided democratic activist Onokhin with “entertainment to encourage others to vote” in the 2018 legislative council by-elections.

“At the rally, Wong played two songs on stage. At the end of the performance, he appealed to rally participants to vote for gold in the election,” IACC wrote, he said He added that he violated the illegal activity regulations.

If convicted, the ordinance states that he could be imprisoned for up to seven years and fined HK $ 500,000 ($ 64,000).

The 59-year-old Wong, who first came into the limelight in the Tat Ming Pair of pop duo in the 1980s, wasn’t immediately asked to comment.

Au, who continued to win the election, was also charged. Both will appear in court on Thursday to plea.

Au’s comment was not obtained. He was imprisoned in a 10-month prison in April for organizing an unauthorized rally.

Au also committed the destruction of the Communist Party China under the radical National Security Act introduced by Beijing last June to outlaw secession, destruction, terrorism, and foreign collusion. He was arrested this year along with 46 other prominent supporters of democratization on suspicion of alleged conspiracy. ..

Hong Kong’s Beijing aid government says the anti-democratic movement threatens the “stability” of Hong Kong’s financial hub. This was caused by the Communist Party’s invasion of Hong Kong’s local politics, and the steps taken since then against various people are needed to support China. law.

Wong was a strong supporter of Hong Kong’s 2014 democratization “umbrella” movement and the 2019 anti-China demonstration.

During Au’s performance in 2018, Wong was talking to the audience before singing “Forbidden Fruit per Day,” according to a video posted on Au’s Facebook page.

“This song is about choice, whether or not society has a choice.”

Over the past year, many of the city’s major democratic figures have been detained, imprisoned, or expelled.

Apple Daily, a major democratic newspaper, was closed in June after some of its senior editors were arrested for national security reasons.

Tong Ying-kit, the first person convicted under Beijing security law last Friday, was sentenced to nine years in prison for inciting terrorism and withdrawal from a committee of three judges. Received.

The Epoch Times contributed to this report.