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Democrat Lam Cheuk-ting banned from leaving Hong Kong while on bail as prosecution cites Ted Hui case

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A court has extended bail for a Hong Kong democratic politician accused of rioting but banned him from leaving the city after prosecutors raised fears he might abscond, citing the case of now-exiled former lawmaker Ted Hui.

Former lawmaker Lam Cheuk-ting was charged with rioting over a mob attack at Yuen Long MTR station in July last year. In August he had been granted bail and given permission to leave Hong Kong if necessary to fulfil his duties as a legislative councillor. On Monday he was ordered to surrender his passport.

Lam Cheuk-ting. Photo: RTHK screenshot.

Prosecutors cited Hui’s situation without mentioning his name and and said the possibility of Lam absconding had increased. They said that since “someone” had recently used his status as a district councillor to conspire with people overseas and escape on the pretext of an official visit, Lam might do the same.

Candice is a reporter at Hong Kong Free Press. She previously worked as a researcher at a local think tank. She has a BSocSc in Politics and International Relations from the University of Manchester and a MSc in International Political Economy from London School of Economics.

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