Hong Kong gov’t body to represent defunct organiser of Tiananmen vigils in national security case

Hong Kong’s Official Receiver has appointed a lawyer to represent the now-defunct organiser of the city’s annual Tiananmen vigils in a national security law case.

Barrister Priscilia Lam, on behalf of the Official Receiver, appeared in front of Acting Chief Magistrate Peter Law at the West Kowloon Magistrates’ Courts on Thursday. She was appointed to represent the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China.

West Kowloon Law Courts Building. Photo: Candice Chau/HKFP.

According to Section 360I of the Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance, if a dissolved company faces legal proceedings, “such proceedings may be continued by or against the Official Receiver as representing such company.”

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