The University of Hong Kong’s firing of protest organiser Benny Tai was a despot’s decision
Benny Tai Yiu-ting, sacked from his tenured position at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) on Tuesday by a despotic cabal also known as “The Council”, now has nowhere to run and nowhere to turn. His options are zero.It’s been a woeful and bitter week for him, for HKU, and for academic freedom in Hong Kong.The 56-year-old legal scholar has always said he was willing to pay the price for the pro-democracy civil disobedience movement he so actively fostered. And now he has–with additional jail time also hanging over his head as he awaits an appeal of his conviction on two public nuisance charges r...
Hong Kong Free Press