Pro-democracy activist Albert Ho ordered by High Court to be remanded in custody until trial

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22nd March 2023 – (Hong Kong) Former vice chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China and ex-legislator Albert Ho has had his bail revoked by the High Court of Hong Kong. Ho, along with Lee Cheuk-yan and others, was charged with inciting subversion of state power, and the case has been transferred to the High Court for trial. However, there is currently no schedule for the hearing.

Ho was granted bail by the High Court last August, with conditions that he would not pose a threat to national security. But he was recently accused of interfering with a witness, allegedly related to the 35+ primary case of the pro-democracy camp. As a result, he was arrested and brought to the West Kowloon Court to respond to the charge of subversion.

Prosecutors have applied to revoke Ho’s bail, while his defence argued that he should be allowed to continue on bail. However, after hearing arguments from both sides, the judge has decided to revoke Ho’s bail and order him to be held in custody until trial.