Two men have been charged for plotting to assassinate Martin Lee, one of Hong Kong’s leading advocates for democracy. From AFP:
The plot to kill Lee, a veteran activist and long-time critic of Beijing, was revealed on Saturday, but took place last summer during elections for Hong Kong’s legislature.
[…]The South China Morning Post revealed the story, saying police had arrested an alleged hitman from China and a Hong Kong accomplice.
[…A spokeswoman] said the 49-year-old had been charged with conspiracy to shoot a person, carrying a firearm with intent, possession of a firearm and ammunition without a licence and conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.
The 50-year-old has been charged with possessing arms and ammunition without a licence.
See the South China Morning Post article which broke the story (subscription required).