Trial of riot case for Lam Cheuk-ting adjourned to 2023

Local | 8 Jun 2021 6:40 pm

The District Court today heard that former lawmaker Lam Cheuk-ting and three defendants will not plead guilty to participating in a riot in Yuen Long on July 21, 2019, and adjourned the trial to March 27, 2023. 

Seven including Lam were arrested in August 2019 and charged of participating in a riot in the July 21 incident in Yuen Long. 

The seven defendants are Lam Cheuk-ting, 43, Yu Ka-ho, 35, Jason Chan Wing-hei, 37, Yip Kam-sing, 31, Kwong Ho-lam, 26, Wan Chung-ming, 48, and Marco Yeung Long, 26. 

Apart from Lam, Yu, Kwong and Yeung will not plead guilty to the charge. The trial will begin on March 27, 2023, and is expected to last for 25 days. 

A pre-trial review will be conducted on February 17, 2023. 

The prosecution said 15 witnesses will be summoned, in which 12 are police officers, and almost three hours long footage from security cameras and media reports will be played. 

For Chan, Yip and Wan, who have not made a plea yet, the case was adjourned to August 19. 

Lam was remanded after he was arrested for breaching the national security law. He didn’t apply for bail for today’s case.

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