Chinese Man Charged in Plot against HK Politician Lee

One of two men from mainland China was formally charged in court on Monday for plotting to assassinate Martin Lee, one of Hong Kong’s leading democrats.  From The China Post:

The alleged plot was directed at veteran democrat and China critic Martin Lee, a leading figure in the territory’s political and democratic development before and after 1997 when the former British colony reverted to Chinese rule.

Huang Nanhua, 50, alias Wong Siu-ming, is charged with “carrying arms and ammunition with intent to commit an arrestable offense,” court documents showed. He is also accused of unlicensed possession of firearms.

[...]The plot was uncovered during a routine police roadblock, when Huang was found with a homemade firearm, five bullets and pieces of paper with details about Lee, including his name, office address and phone number, the court was told.

June 23, 2009 6:23 PM
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