The content of this article is sponsored by "e directors of the Illustrator Artwork Hong Kong Speech Therapists General Union were charged with incitement-related charges after publishing children's picture books. All the defendants denied the charges. The court set aside five days to hear the case. The District Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China officially opened its trial on Tuesday (July 5), and five defendants were each charged with one count of "conspiracy to print, publish, distribute, display or reproduce seditious publications" under the Crimes Ordinance.
Designated judges appointed under the provisions of China's National Security Law for Hong Kong. The five have been in custody since their arrest, and it will be one year now. The prosecution accused the five of conspiring to publish a set of three "Sheep Village" picture books between June 2020 and July 2021, with the intent to incite others to "hate or contempt" the Hong Kong SAR and its judicial system, using violence and breaking the law . If found guilty, he could be jailed for two years and fined HK$2,000. The prosecution said that "Guardian of Sheep Village"
reflected the "anti-extradition" demonstration, "Twelve Warriors of Sheep Village" reflected the " 12 Hong Kong people smuggling cases " related to it, and "Sweeper of Sheep Village" reflected the new crown virus in early 2020 The medical strike occurred at the beginning of the (COVID-19) outbreak in Hong Kong . RTXEOK1K Photo Credit: Reuters/ Image The trial comes as the UN Human Rights Commission is meeting in Geneva to discuss the human rights situation in Hong Kong. The U.S. State Department and human rights groups have repeatedly criticized the Hong Kong authorities for citing this crime to arrest pro-democracy activists. Who is involved in the Picture Book Case" and what are the accusations?