Four of the 47 activists charged with subversion are expected to be released from custody later today, after prosecutors dropped an appeal against the decision to grant them bail.
The four include district councilors Clarisse Yeung Suet-ying, 34 and Lawrence Lau Wai-chung, 53. The other two are activists Hendrick Lui Chi-hang, 38 and Mike Lam King-nam, 32.
They will be taken to the West Kowloon Magistrates' Court and will be released after the court has reminded them of their bail terms.
The bail conditions, set on Thursday, include a ban on doing or saying anything that harms national security, obeying a curfew, reporting to police several times a week, and surrendering travel documents.
The cash bail amounts are to range from HK$80,000 to HK$1 million.
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