Chen Haohuan, the former convener of the FDC who was serving his sentence for other assembly cases, was involved in a Hong Kong Island parade in September of the previous year and was charged with participating in an unauthorized assembly. He pleaded guilty at the Eastern Magistracy today (26). The defense pleaded for mercy. The defendant’s behavior was civil disobedience. I hope that the court will take into account his failure to commit incitement and violent behavior, and execute the sentence in this case and other assembly cases at the same time.
The magistrate finally sentenced him to 3 months’ imprisonment, of which 2 months can be executed at the same time as the current sentence.
Together with the earlier sentence, Chen's total sentence is 22 months.
The defendant Chen Haohuan (25 years old) was charged with knowingly participating in an unauthorized demonstration in Hong Kong on September 15, 2019.
Chen Haohuan is serving a sentence for another 4 rallies. The total sentence is 21 months. Together with this case, the total sentence is 22 months.
Pleading refers to Chen calling on others to march peacefully
The defense pleaded that the defendant's behavior was a civil disobedience, and he was loyal to his own ideas and bravely assumed responsibility.
Although the main road was blocked for 10 hours in the demonstration, it was pointed out that large-scale demonstrations would inevitably cause road blockages, and that the defendant was only a participant in the role of incitement and violent behavior, and the violent behavior of other participants should not be attributed to the defendant.
The defense continued that the defendant had called on others to march peacefully, rationally, and non-violently. There was no violence during the whole procession, and the case also involved prosecution delays. It is hoped that the sentence of this case and other cases of the defendant can be executed at the same time.
Case Number: ESCC2020/2021
July 1st parade case | Chen Haohuan and other 7 defendants were imprisoned for half a year to 1 year. The official said that they wanted to deter and must be sentenced to the July 1st parade. Involving the 9.15 Hong Kong Island parade and 10.20 rally in the previous year｜Chen Haohuan and Yang Sen and other 7 people recognized the organization and instigated the rally prisoners for 11 to 16 months