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Chow Hang-tung, vice-chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance, the sentenced was increased to 22 months in prison for inciting the June 4 rally

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Chow Hang-tung, vice-chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movement of China, was charged with the offence of “inciting others to knowingly participate in an unauthorised assembly” in connection with the publicity and appeal to the public to attend the Victoria Park June 4 rally on June 4 last year. The case was decided in West Kowloon Magistracy on Tuesday (April 4). Magistrate Margaret Chan found Chow guilty and sentenced him to 15 months ‘imprisonment, of which 10 months’ term was to be served in instalments with the other two cases in the District Court, for a total term of 22 months.

Mrs Chan pointed out that freedom of assembly was not absolute and could not be exercised under the pretext of doing anything against the law. And for Zou Xingtong on social networking sites published titled “candle not guilty Stand your ground “, and in collaboration with post “candle bearing weight of conscience Hong Kong people clinging to tell the truth, “was published more than 2000 words, mentioned positions and candles, is considered to encourage citizens to participate in June 4 rally, show her offer to encourage, to persuade, and put pressure on others, Participating in an unauthorized assembly.

The starting point of the sentence was 12 months in jail, but Chen said zou committed the crime during the Trial of the June 4, 2020, so the starting point of the sentence was increased to 15 months, 10 of which would be phased in with the June 4, 2020 trial. Chow was also convicted last month of “inciting and participating in an unauthorised assembly” for the June 4 rally, and sentenced to 12 months in prison. He was given an additional 10 months in prison for the same offence, giving him a total term of 22 months.

Zou, 36, a practising barrister, defended her case earlier, saying that every Hong Kong citizen who lit a candle during the June 4 protests over the past 30 years was “ordinary and kind”, which taught her how to be good and stubborn. She also pointed out that if the court had to use the words “incited” or “incited”, it would be better to say that Hong Kong people had incited her to act in accordance with her conscience and made it clear that she had no regrets about being punished.

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