A series of arrests of Internet users in Hong Kong, for posting photos and videos of what appear to be some of Asia's best-known singers engaged in sex acts, has triggered a debate over free speech and whether the police here are selectively enforcing anti-pornography laws.
A computer technician who allegedly dishonestly accessed a computer related to the release of nude photographs of celebrities on the internet was released on bail yesterday. Eastern Court Principal Magistrate Garry Tallentire granted bail after he ruled that the prosecution had failed to show defendant Sze Ho-chun, 23, was likely not to appear at subsequent hearings or to interfere with prosecution witnesses. This has cause uproar in the entertainment industry in Hong Kong. Celebrities involved has suffered from canceled contracts on advertisements and commercials, canceled wedding engagements, divorce and more.