Eddie Chu was a former LegCo member between 2016 and 2020. After graduating from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1999, he studied Persian language at the Tehran University and worked as a news editor and reporter in Iran.
He was actively involved in cultural conservation and environmental issues in Hong Kong and founded an activist group called Local Action. Since 2006, he had led conservation campaigns to protect historical and rural sites in Hong Kong including the Star Ferry Pier, Choi Yuen Village and North East New Territories New Development areas.
He resigned from the Legislative Council in 28 September 2020. He was arrested in November along with six other democrats, in connection with the melee that had broken out in the LegCo in May. Chu was arrested for his alleged organization and participation in the unauthorized 1 July march in Wanchai the same year.
Chu was one of the 53 pro-democracy politicians who got arrested under the National Security Law in January 2021. He was accused of alleged subversion in connection with unofficial primary elections held by the opposition camp last July.
Currently charged under conspiracy to commit subversion.
Eddie Chu Hoi-dick
Hong Shui House
Shui Pin Wai Estate
Information provided by Hong Kong Watch