Nude Photo Suspect Freed After Hong Kong Outcry


A jobless Hong Kong man, detained for weeks and denied bail in the city’s nude celebrity photo scandal was released on Friday following a public outcry that he was unfairly victimised by police.

Chung Yik-tin, 29, was arrested and detained in late January after police raided his home and accused him of publishing an obscene photograph, one of hundreds, of top city celebrity Edison Chen nude in bed with a string of prominent starlets.

But a Hong Kong court on Friday decided to drop the obscene publication charge against Chung and release him, following the reclassification of the photograph by the Obscene Articles Tribunal as ‘indecent’ – a lesser offence.

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