July 29, 2020

Anger grows over Hong Kong university sacking of activist

Hong Kong (AFP) – A prominent Hong Kong democracy activist on Wednesday vowed to appeal his sacking by a top university as city leaders and education chiefs were accused of failing to defend academic freedoms under Beijing’s tightening grip.Law professor Benny Tai, 56, said he was sacked on Tuesday by a disciplinary committee at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) after he was jailed last year for taking part in pro-democracy protests.In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Tai said he would appeal the university’s decision and consider launching a judicial review.He also made a personal appeal to city…

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