Two volunteer medics fined for having walkie-talkies without license

Hong Kong | 22 Jun 2020 5:26 pm

Two volunteer medics, 19 and 21, who had pleaded guilty to a count of possession of apparatus for radiocommunications without a licence for having walkie-talkies at the "Liberate Tuen Mun Park" protest march on September 21 last year, have been fined HK$6,500 and HK$6,000 by the Tuen Mun Magistrates' Courts today.

One of them had also pleaded guilty to a count of failure to produce proof of identity on demand

During mitigation, the defendants said they were unaware of the current laws in Hong Kong and did not have any intentions to break the law, and that they were only hoping to be volunteer medics at a legal protest march.

The magistrate said the case is not serious and that there are no evidence showing that the walkie-talkies had been used.

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