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Hong Kong: Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement trio appeals against convictions and sentences

May 3, 2019

Chu Yiu-ming, Chan Kin-man, Benny Tai

Three activists behind Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Umbrella Movement have filed their appeals on Friday, nine days after the court handed down their sentences.

Law scholar Benny Tai and retired sociology professor Chan Kin-man – both of whom are serving 16-month jail sentences on public nuisance charges – will appeal against their convictions and sentences. Reverend Chu Yiu-ming, who received a suspended sentence of two years, will appeal his conviction.

Lawyers for the three activists – known together as the “Occupy trio” – confirmed to reporters on Friday that a notice of appeal has been filed. The document sets out the reasons for appeal, which will be refined after the lawyers have a chance to meet with the trio. The case is expected to be heard at the Court of Appeal.

HKFP has reached out to the Department of Justice for comment.

The Occupy trio led the 2013 civil disobedience campaign of Occupy Central with Love and Peace. It was a precursor to the Umbrella Movement, the biggest pro-democracy protest in the city’s history which lasted from September to December of 2014.

Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement trio appeals against convictions and sentences

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-and-crime/article/3008789/occupy-founding-trio-launch-appeal-against-convictions

‘Occupy Central’ trio appeal sentences, convictions

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2111897/charges-against-hong-kong-occupy-leaders-are-prosecution

The Umbrella Movement trial: Jailed for not apologising? Isn’t that a bit political?

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/occupy-sentences-land-hong-kong-academic-freedom-test

China: Release and Reversal of Convictions for Pro-Democracy Advocates in Hong Kong

‘Free Hong Kong’ flash mob in Poland shows support for jailed Umbrella Movement activists

https://thediplomat.com/2019/05/30-years-after-tiananmen-hong-kong-remembers/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benny_Tai

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benny_Tai (FRANCAIS)

https://www.nzz.ch/feuilleton/hongkong-in-der-kulturszene-herrscht-verunsicherung-ld.1470272 (DEUTSCH)