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Hong Kong national security law: ex-lawmaker in jail awaiting trial barred from attending father’s funeral, told he can watch online

A detained former leader of Hong Kong’s biggest opposition party has been barred from attending his father’s funeral, but authorities have said he will be allowed to watch the ceremony online.The Democratic Party’s Wu Chi-wai, currently in jail awaiting three separate trials, had earlier requested permission to pay tribute to his father – who died last month – in person on Friday.A former lawmaker, the 58-year-old has been charged under the Beijing-imposed national security law as well as two…A detained former leader of Hong Kong’s biggest opposition party has been barred from attending his father’s funeral, but authorities have said he will be allowed to watch the ceremony online.The Democratic Party’s Wu Chi-wai, currently in jail awaiting three separate trials, had earlier requested permission to pay tribute to his father – who died last month – in person on Friday.A former lawmaker, the 58-year-old has been charged under the Beijing-imposed national security law as well as two…Read MoreSouth China Morning Post