Tonyee Chow to appear in court in October for June 4 vigil promotion

Friday, July 30, 2021

Tonyee Chow Hang-tung, vice chairwoman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China will appear in court on October 5, after she called on citizens to participate in an unauthorized June 4 assembly. 

Chow was charged with inciting others to participate in unauthorized assembly on June 4 to commemorate the Tiananmen Square crackdown. 

Chow appeared in the West Kowloon Magistrates’ Courts this morning. Chow pleaded not guilty to the charge. In defense, she also said "it is not a crime to mourn, and I plead not guilty." 

The case has been adjourned to October 5. The trial is expected to last for two days and the prosecution will summon three witnesses to testify against her. 

The prosecution said the arguments will base on posts Chow published online and an article published in Chinese newspaper Ming Pao. 

The case was first mentioned in court on July 2, and Chow had been remained in custody since then after the court denied her bail application. 

She will apply for bail again on August 6.