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Claudia Mo 毛孟靜

Journalist, Former Member of the Legislative Council

Date of Birth:

January 18, 1957




NSL 47; Female; Journalist; Legislator

Behind Bars Since

February 28, 2021


Claudia Mo is a Hong Kong journalist and politician, and a former member of the pan-democracy camp. She represented the Kowloon West geographical constituency, until November 2020 when she resigned along other pro-democrats to protest against the disqualification of four of her colleagues by the government. [1]

Claudia Mo is one of 55 activists who were arrested in January 2021 under Hong Kong's new National Security Law. On 28 February, she, together with 46 other defendants, were charged with the offense of conspiracy to commit subversion.

Prior to her political involvements, Mo worked at Agence France-Presse (AFP) translating French wires into Chinese. Later in her role as the chief Hong Kong correspondent for AFP, she covered the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989. She has also held positions at The Standard, TVB, and hosted a number of RTHK TV radio programs. 

Mo wrote a book called We Want True Democracy, published in 2015, and has also authored English language learning books.

Claudia Mo 毛孟靜


Conspiracy to commit subversion under National Security Law for participating in the democratic primaries

  • 6 January 2021: Arrestd with 52 other pro-democracy activists 

  • 28 Feb, 2021: Officially charged with 46 activists among the 53 arrested in January

  • Pled not guilty; Trial ongoing

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