Trio jailed for up to 15 months over woman’s false imprisonmentLocal | 4 May 2021 2:50 pm
Three people were jailed for up to 15 months on Tuesday for a woman’s false imprisonment during the 2019 protests.
The District Court earlier found cook Wong Tsz-lung, 31, student Ng Yui-chit, 23, and teacher Jessica So Wai-sin, 24 guilty of false imprisonment and participating in an illegal assembly.
Wong was convicted of an additional count of indecent assault.
They were said to have kept an unnamed woman against her will on Shantung Street in Mong Kok during the anti-extradition protests on July 7, 2019.
The unnamed woman was said to be mistaken for an undercover police officer on that day.
In sentencing, District Court judge Ernest Lin Kam-hung said what the trio did to the woman was like criticizing somebody in a "struggle session", a form of public humiliation.
Lin said the victim was forcefully kept on the scene, having been attacked and insulted. He also said the woman falsely took the hit being mistaken as a police officer, having people vent their anger against her.
Wong was sentenced to 15 months in prison, Ng one year, and So for 10 months. They will also have to each pay HK$10,000 in compensation to the woman.