Written by: Zhou Haoyi
Last update date: 2021-05-08 08:50
Former Democratic Party Chairman Hu Zhiwei, who was granted short bail by the High Court to attend the funeral of his deceased father, arrived at Diamond Hill Funeral Home at 8:30 this morning (8th) to attend the funeral and cremation ceremony of his deceased father.
Hu Zhiwei was escorted by several police officers into the Diamond Hill funeral home.
He was wearing a white shirt and black trousers, but he was not handcuffed.
A supporter shouted at the scene: "Go on, Zhiwei!" Hu Zhiwei nodded in response.
Hu Zhiwei was remanded in custody for the Democratic 35+ primary election case and the July 1 parade last year. His father passed away last month. Hu earlier applied to the Correctional Services Department to go out for funerals, but the department refused on security grounds.
Hu Zhiwei applied to the High Court for bail again, and was approved by a judge of the High Court yesterday (7th) to go out on bail for a short time under certain conditions to attend the funeral of his deceased father.
Hu Zhiwei was escorted by several police officers to the Diamond Hill Funeral Home to see his father for the last time.
(Photo by Liang Pengwei)
Hu Zhiwei’s father set up a spirit at the Diamond Hill Funeral Home last night. About 250 people attended the ceremony, including many pro-democracy people. The establishment legislators Shi Liqian and Tian Beichen also gave flower plaques to mourn. Hu Zhiwei did not show up last night.
Kwun Tong District Councillor Mo Jiancheng thanked the public on behalf of Hu Zhiwei's family.
(Photo by Zhang Haowei)
Hu Zhiwei has served in Wong Tai Sin District for many years. Yesterday, many Wong Tai Sin District Councillors attended the funeral, including Chairman Xu Jincheng, District Councillor Shun Yuxuan, Hu Zhijian, Shen Yunhua, Mo Qixia and so on.
Democratic Party Chairman Law Kin-hee and former Chairman Emily Lau, former Democratic Party members of the Legislative Council Yang Sen, Zhang Wenguang, Li Wing-tat To Jinshen, Li Huaming, Shan Zhongkai, Kwong Chun-yu, Democratic Party Tuen Mun District Councillor Chen Shuying, Eastern District Councillor Tsang Kin-shing, former Legislative Council Member Liang Jichang, Both Ye Jianyuan and Liang Jiajie were present to mourn, and about 250 people were present to pay their respects at nearly 8 o'clock in the evening.
Legislative Council members Chen Peiran, Tian Beichen, Shi Liqian, former Democratic Party members Emily Lau, Lam Cheuk Ting, Yin Zhaojian, Huang Biyun, District Council Chairmen Lin Jianwen, Cai Zehong, Xiao Liangsheng, democrats Chen Jianmin, Ye Jianyuan, Feng Weihua, Lin Jucheng, Feng Jiaqiang, Shen Weinan, The media members Chen Shuwei and Li Huiling, the Civic Party, the Social People's Association, the People's Forces, the Chinese People's Association, the Education Association, the Stake Association and other organizations, and the former students and citizens of the Imperial College sent flower plaques to mourn.
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