Ten activists planning to plead guilty over June 4 assembly case

Local | 23 Jul 2021 4:51 pm

Ten activists are planning to plead guilty to participating in an unauthorized assembly over the assembly that took place on June 4 last year, while Jimmy Lai Chi-ying and Leung Yiu-chung pleaded not guilty.

The ten activists are Ho Chun-yan, Chan Ho-wun, Andrew Wan Siu-kin, Cheung Man-kwong, Kwok Wing-kin, Chiu Yan-loy, Mak Hoi-wah, Leung Kwok-hung and Eddie Chu Hoi-dick.

Chief district judge Justin Ko King-sau adjourned the case for Jimmy Lai and Leung Yiu-chung to November 1, where he will handle the case for other activists who pleaded not guilty at the same time.

Earlier activists including Lee Cheuk-yan, Tonyee Chow Hang-tung and Gwyneth Ho Kwai-lam had pleaded not guilt to the charge.

The trial is expected to run for 10 days at District Court.

For the ten activists who plan to plead guilty, the hearing has been adjourned to September 9 at District Court.

A total of 25 activists were charged with participating in an unauthorized assembly outside Victoria Park on June 4 last year. Among these activists, 12 of them as well as Jimmy Lai were charged with advocating others to participate in an unauthorized assembly.

Lee Cheuk-yan also faces a count of organizing an unauthorized assembly.

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