Four Hong Kong democracy activists have been released from custody after prosecutors withdrew an appeal against a court decision to grant them bail.
- The four activists are among 47 who are charged under the new security law
- They had originally been denied bail by Judge Victor So on Thursday night
- Prosecutors’ appeals against bail for 11 other activists will be held on Saturday
It follows marathon hearings this week in a case that has triggered global concern that Beijing is using a new security law to crush dissent and wipe out meaningful opposition in the former British colony.
The four are part of a group of 47 activists charged with conspiracy to commit subversion.
The case is the most sweeping use yet of the law, which imposes…