Twelve activists plead guilty over June 4 vigil

Twelve activists including Albert Ho Chun-yan and Eddie Chu Hoi-dick pleaded guilty in the unlawful assembly case for the June 4 vigil last year.

They pleaded guilty to  either participating in or inciting others to take part in an unlawful assembly at Victoria Park in memory of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown in District Court today.

Ho, the vice chairman of vigil organizer Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China, pleaded guilty to inciting others to take part in an unlawful assembly alongside members Cheung Man-kwong, Mak Hoi-wah, Andrew Wan Siu-kin, Chiu Yan-loy, Civil Human Rights Front former convener Figo Chan Ho-wun and Labour Party’s Kwok Wing-kin.

The seven also admitted to participating in an unlawful assembly together with former lawmakers Cyd Ho Sau-lan, “long hair” Leung Kwok-hung, Eddie Chu, Yeung Sum and democrat Leung Kwok-wah.

In the same case, activist Joshua Wong Chi-fung and former district councillors Lester Shum, Tiffany Yuen Ka-wai and Jannelle Leung were jailed for between four and 10 months for taking part in the vigil.

Eight other defendants including Next Digital founder Jimmy Lai Chee-ying and former alliance chairman Lee Cheuk-yan pleaded not guilty and will be on trial from November 1.

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