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Primary election case. Overview of the first week|The hearing of 16 defendants started

2023-02-08T14:38:22.495Z


47 people from the pro-democracy camp are suspected of planning the "35+" primary elections of the pro-democracy camp in 2020. 16 of the defendants deny the crime of conspiracy to subvert state power. The trial is expected to take 90 days. The trial will start on February 6 and continue West Kowloon Courts (


47 people from the pro-democracy camp are suspected of planning the "35+" primary elections of the pro-democracy camp in 2020. 16 of the defendants deny the crime of conspiracy to subvert state power. The trial is expected to take 90 days. The trial will start on February 6 and continue Trial in West Kowloon Court (Interim High Court).

The prosecution first made an opening statement in the first week, describing the prosecution plan, mentioning that Dai Yaoting and others mentioned that they wanted to obtain "35+" seats in the Legislative Council, and how to implement the plan within a few months, and mentioned that the defendants How involved in the incident, it is expected that the prosecution witness Au Nuoxuan will be called in the second week.


16 defendants pleaded not guilty.

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▼Part of the defendant's appearance in court▼


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▼The case on February 8▼

On the third day of the trial, the prosecution continued to make opening statements and began to elaborate on the roles of the defendants in the case. During the hearing today, the chief prosecutor mentioned six defendants who had participated in the primary election, including: Peng Zhuoqi , Yang Xueying, He Qiming, Liu Weicong, Huang Biyun, and Shi Delai mentioned the words and deeds of each person during the election campaign, including their remarks in election forums or their responses during interviews.

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▼On February 7, more than 100 people lined up outside the West Kowloon Court for the public seat▼


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▼The case on February 7▼

On the second day of the trial, the prosecution continued to read out the opening statement, following on from the first day it was mentioned that Dai Yaoting and others began to mention their primary elections and "speculation" claims starting in 2020. The trial on the second day basically explained The time sequence of the entire primary election plan (see the table below for details), and the "Ten Steps to Speculation" mentioned by Dai in detail, and pointed out that Dai and others began to actively prepare for the primary election in May 2020, including working with People from different regions hold coordination meetings, and organize democratic power crowdfunding and arrange voting stations.

On the evening of June 30 of the same year, the "Hong Kong National Security Law" came into effect, and Dai Yaoting and Au Nuoxuan still claimed that the primary election was legal.

The election was held in July of the same year and 31 representatives were elected, including 27 accused.

The prosecution also broadcast a clip of one of the coordination meetings, but the clip was suspected to be filmed offstage.

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▼Case Timeline▼


The prosecution began to describe the roles of the 16 defendants in the case, and first mentioned Wu Zhengheng, describing him as a "key player", saying that although he did not participate in the primary election, he planned the primary election with Dai.

In addition, Zheng Dahong's role in the case was also mentioned.

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In addition, hundreds of citizens have attended the court hearing for several days, and some of them had already lined up outside the court the night before. However, some citizens who wanted to attend said that they suspected that some of the people who lined up were "queuing parties."

Primary election case.

The next day|More than 100 people lined up in the early morning to wait for the auditorium. Some citizens said that they suspected that there was a queuing party

After the hearing on the second day, members of the public lined up outside the West Kowloon Court to wait for the next day's public gallery.

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▼The case on February 6▼

In the pan-democratic 47-person primary election case, the trial of 16 defendants who pleaded not guilty officially started. On the first day of the hearing, the prosecution first dealt with the defenses of the 16 defendants, and the two defendants, Wu Jianwei and Lin Jingnan, who had only changed their pleas in recent months.

The prosecution also disclosed for the first time that four defendants who have pleaded guilty will be turned into witnesses for the prosecution, including: Au Nuoxuan, Zhao Jiaxian, Zhong Jinlin and Lin Jingnan.

In the evening of the same day, at the Mong Kok branch of Lin's store Abu Tai, someone shouted outside the store and was arrested.

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The prosecution also began to read the opening statement in the afternoon of the same day, pointing out that Dai Yaoting and others have begun to mention their plans for the primary election from March to April 2020, and mentioned the concept of "speculation" in newspapers. Gaining 35 or more seats in the Legislative Council, and then vetoing all appropriations and budgets, etc., paralyzed the government. Dai Geng said: "Come on for a real speculation, and you will be born after death."

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The trial of the primary election case has officially started, which has also attracted many citizens who want to attend the court. Although the judiciary has arranged more than 400 seats for the audience, they can watch the live broadcast of the trial. There were more than 200 people queuing up outside the court in the morning. In addition, consulates from many countries also sent personnel to the court to hear the trial.

By the end of the trial on the first day, there was another queue outside the court at around 7:00 p.m.

Primary Election Case|A seat in the auditorium is hard to come by. West Kowloon Court has about 10 people queuing up in the evening. Dragon Primary Election Case|More than 200 people are waiting for the auditorium seat in the court. Consuls from many countries also attended the court

31 defendants pleaded guilty.

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31 defendants who have pleaded guilty: 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.

The 13 defendants to be released on bail and their bail conditions.

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Case number: HCCC69/2022

Source: hk1

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