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An emotional day at trial of Occupy activists Listen
Nine pro-democracy figures linked to the 2014 Occupy movement were on Tuesday found guilty of at least some of the nuisance-related charges they faced. Each charge carries a maximum sentence of seven years in jail. A District Court judge made it clear that while civil disobedience is a concept recognised by the courts, it cannot be used as a defence for criminal charges. The court heard mitigation from some of the defendants' lawyers. RTHK's Wendy Wong was at the courtroom for much of the day - Jim Gould asked her what they said.
‘Need to find out who’s responsible for loss of voter register’ Listen
It was announced on Tuesday that an investigation is being launched into the management of the Registration and Electoral Office, days after it was revealed that officers kept the loss of personal data on some eight-thousand voters under wraps. It was only uncovered last week that a register containing information on voters from Tsing Yi during the 2016 Legco elections had disappeared. The Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Patrick Nip, said the investigation will be conducted by the Electoral Affairs Commission - the independent body that oversees local elections to make sure they're conducted fairly. Todd Harding asked Federation of Trade Unions lawmaker Alice Mak, one of those who won in New Territories West in the 2016 Legco election, if she was happy with the government's response.
Designating Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as terrorist complicates things: expert Listen
The Trump Administration is again ratcheting up the pressure on Iran. Last year it withdrew from the international nuclear deal, and now Washington has labelled Iran's Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organisation. The guard is an elite part of Iran's military. Set up after the Shah was overthrown in 1979, its role is to defend the Islamic revolution. But its role in supporting the militant groups Hamas and Hezbollah has long angered Washington. Paul Rogers, Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University in the UK, told Jim Gould what this might mean for Iran and the Revolutionary Guard Corps.