Two Charged over Plot to Murder Hong Kong Democrat

Two men have been charged for plotting to assassinate , one of ’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).

May 31, 2009, 3:08 PM
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