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Primary election case|Four people including Au Nuoxuan and Zhao Jiaxian will serve as witnesses for the prosecution and the prosecution will read the opening statement in the afternoon

2023-02-06T05:55:48.862Z


47 pro-democracy figures involved in organizing or participating in the "35+" primary elections of the pro-democracy camp were charged with conspiracy to subvert state power. Among them, 16 defendants who pleaded not guilty, including He Guilan, Lin Zhuoting and Huang Biyun, etc., their cases today (6


47 pro-democracy figures involved in organizing or participating in the "35+" primary elections of the democrats were charged with conspiracy to subvert state power. Among them, 16 defendants who pleaded not guilty, including He Guilan, Lin Zhuoting and Huang Biyun, etc., their cases today (6th) ) in the West Kowloon Court (temporarily acting as the High Court), Joshua Wong and Yuan Jiawei, who pleaded guilty, are also present in the prisoner's column.

This morning, there were more than 100 days waiting for seats outside the court at 5:00 a.m.

The two defendants who had changed their name to plead guilty earlier formally pleaded in court this morning, while the remaining 16 defendants maintained their pleas of not guilty.

The prosecution revealed in the court that Au Nuoxuan, Zhao Jiaxian, Zhong Jinlin and Lin Jingnan will be summoned to testify.

The prosecution will read the opening statement in the afternoon and revealed that the entire statement will take 2 to 3 days.


The four defendants who have pleaded guilty will be referred to as witnesses for the prosecution.

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Au Nuoxuan to testify in court next week

The defense barrister Shen Shiwen pointed out that he just received more than 13,000 pages of evidence from the prosecution and 1,200 items of information that were not used. It is understood that Lin Jingnan’s statement is included. The statement will take about 2 to 3 days. I hope that the court will call the first witness, Au Nuoxuan, until next Monday (13th), so that the defense will have enough time to prepare.

The judge confirmed to the prosecution and approved the defense application.

It was revealed in the court that Au Nuoxuan took a total of 3 non-destructive statements and submitted the documents to the defense a few weeks ago. However, barrister Ma Weikun pointed out that because Au is a "key witness" in the case, more time is needed to prepare for the direction of cross-examination.

However, the judge believed that the earliest statement of the district was taken in September last year. He believed that the defense had sufficient time to prepare.

Court appearances of defendants and pan-democrats released on bail.

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Wu Jianwei and Lin Jingnan formally pleaded guilty

Wu Jianwei and Lin Jingnan, who said earlier that they would change their pleas, formally pleaded guilty in court this morning. Among them, Wu Jianwei said when pleading guilty: "Your Excellency, I failed to subvert the totalitarian state power. I admit the charge." The defendant Lin Jingnan also formally pleaded guilty, and the judge Chen Qingwei approved the two to withdraw from the trial, and allowed Lin to continue to be released on bail under the original conditions, while Wu continued to be released.

More than 200 people were waiting outside the court for public seats, and some of them had arrived at the court at 5:00 am.

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The admissions and defenses of the remaining 16 defendants are as follows:

In her defense, He Guilan said that she had just received the prosecution's opening statement this morning, which had deleted the part of the threat of force, but the charge was repeated. He said: "Well, I'm sticking to the sidelines... so you can tell me Sue us for threatening to use force? The judge, we all respect the court...but I don’t know how to explain the plea (answer), and the charge (accusation) is not clear? In short, I plea not guilty (not guilty) Well, it’s not a good time to show off.”

Zheng Dahong said: not guilty my lord pleaded not guilty.

Yang Xueying: Not guilty.

Peng Zhuoqi: not guilty I plead not guilty.

He Qiming: I plead not guilty.

Lau Wai Chung: my lord, not guilt.

Huang Biyun: Judge, I plead not guilty.

Shi Delai: Not guilty.

Chen Zhiquan: Not guilty.

Zou Jiacheng (speaking loudly): Not guilty.

Lam Cheuk Ting: Your Honor, I plead not guilty.

Leung Kwok Hung: Not guilty.

(After what Liang said, there was laughter in the courtroom. Judge Chen Qingwei expressed respect for the defendants and the public, and hoped that the other party would also show more respect.)

Ke Yaolin: Not guilty.

Li Yuxin: I do not plead guilty.

Yu Huiming: I plead not guilty.

Wu Zhengheng: please not guilty my lord.

Prosecution to call 3 witnesses

The trial is expected to take 90 days, and the prosecution said in a pre-trial review earlier that it would call three accessory witnesses.

The case was heard by three judges designated by the National Security Law, Chen Qingwei, Chen Zhongheng and Li Yunteng.

Due to the large number of defendants, there are about 40 people in the prisoner column, including Correctional Services Department staff.

The judge also allowed the defendants to use computers during the trial, but not for external communication.

Judge Chen Qingwei also said that the Correctional Services Department may not allow remand defendants to take their computers back to the detention center, and the court has no authority to manage them. Therefore, it is up to the defendants to decide whether to use a computer or use a pen and paper to take notes.

16 defendants pleaded not guilty.

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The 16 defendants who pleaded not guilty are Wu Zhengheng (44 years old), Zheng Dahong (34 years old), Yang Xueying (36 years old), Peng Zhuoqi (28 years old), He Qiming (34 years old), Liu Weicong (55 years old), Huang Biyun (63 years old) . ), Yu Huiming (35 years old).

The charge alleges that the defendants conspired to subvert state power between July 1, 2020 and January 7, 2021.

31 defendants pleaded guilty.

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For the 31 defendants who pleaded guilty, the sentencing was postponed until after the trial.

The 31 defendants are Dai Yaoting, Au Nuoxuan, Zhao Jiaxian, Zhong Jinlin, Yuan Jiawei, Liang Huangwei, Xu Zijian, Cen Zijie, Mao Mengjing, Feng Dajun, Liu Zefeng, Huang Zhifeng, Tam Wenhao, Li Jiada, Tan Dezhi, Hu Zhiwei, Zhu Kaidi, Zhang Kesen, Huang Ziyue, Yin Zhaojian , Guo Jiaqi, Wu Miner, Tan Kaibang, Liu Yingkuang, Yang Yueqiao, Fan Guowei, Lu Zhiheng, Cen Aohui, Wang Baiyu, Lin Jingnan, Wu Jianwei.

Among them, Huang Zhifeng and Yuen Jiawei, etc., are also present today.

Case number: HCCC69/2022

There are currently 13 defendants released on bail.

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Primary election case|More than 200 people waited outside the court to observe the seats. Consuls from many countries also attended the court to observe the 47-person primary election case. Defendant Wu Jianwei in the case of 47 people who quit the pan-democracy primary election due to health reasons and sentenced to prison

Source: hk1

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