On November 18 of the previous year, a clash between the police and the public broke out at the Polytechnic University. A large number of demonstrators went to Yau Tsim Mong to support the demonstrators. Nine men and women were accused of ignoring the tear gas and warnings fired by the police and chose to stay and continue to be part of the rioting crowd. Convicted of rioting and other charges, Judge Lin Weiquan said in sentencing today (15th) that the turmoil of the amendments in 2019 triggered a series of violent incidents. Many of the participants were young people, as were the defendants in this case. The idea of changing the society, but it has not yet entered the WTO, and it is expressed in the wrong way. When considering the sentence, it should be a deterrent and should not be too heavy, because they will still need to re-enter society in the future, except for the two 20-year-old male defendants. The other seven defendants were jailed for 38 to 40 months.
During sentencing, Guan Lin reiterated that the court must resolutely crack down on behaviors that disregard the law and endanger law enforcement officers; however, in addition to deterrence, they must not have a crushing impact on the young defendant, and he also took into account when sentencing, there is no evidence in the case. It shows that the defendants had a thorough plan and that no one was injured or caused serious property damage.
Participated in riots outside Diocesan Girls' College on Gascoigne Road
The nine defendants are: Chen Guowei (20 years old), Chen Ziqian (29 years old), Jiang Jingtang (27 years old), Chen Tingkun (20 years old), Huang Shizhe (22 years old), Liang Jiaxing (24 years old), Zeng Qianyi (25 years old), Deng Jinle ( 24 years old), Zhan Longxiang (27 years old).
They were convicted of participating in a riot outside Diocesan Girls' College on Gascoigne Road on November 18, 2019.
Liang Jiaxing and Zhan Longxiang were also convicted of possessing offensive weapons or tools suitable for illegal purposes. Liang was accused of possessing a pair of scissors and a can of lighter fuel; Zhan was accused of possessing a six-pointed spoon and a bus. take.
Two youngest defendants sentenced to training camp
Among them, Chen Guowei and Chen Tingkun, who were only 18 and 17 years old when they committed the crime, are only 20 years old now. According to the report, the judge sentenced them to a training center. In addition, Liang Jiaxing and Zhan Longxiang, in addition to rioting, were convicted of possessing assault Sexual weapons or tools suitable for illegal use 2. The female defendant, Zeng Qianyi, was arrested with a petrol bomb. The three of them were sentenced to 40 months in prison. The remaining four defendants: Chen Ziqian, Jiang Jingtang, Huang Shizhe and Deng Jinle were sentenced to 38 months in prison.
The Siege of PolyU in November 2019.
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All 9 defendants were arrested at the scene
The prosecution alleges that the nine defendants were among the rioting demonstrators at the time of the incident, some of whom were on the front lines, and were eventually arrested at the scene.
The judge ruled that the 9 people deliberately equipped themselves to participate in the riot, ignored the tear gas and warnings fired by the police and chose to stay, and continued to become part of the rioting crowd. People who are peaceful in society also think that the rioters act on the basis of a large number of people.
The sixth defendant, Liang Jiaxing, who was carrying scissors and lighter fuel, was ruled that he intended to use the relevant items to make incendiary bombs, arson, dig bricks, cut ropes, etc.; These items remove railing signs.
Case number: DCCC234/2020
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