25-year-old doctor sentenced to 20 months in prison for participating in illegal assembly in Yuen Long appeals against decision


23rd May 2022 – (Hong Kong) A registered male doctor involved in the 2019 Christmas Eve demonstrations at YOHO Mall in Yuen Long was convicted of illegal assembly last year after trial and sentenced to 20 months in prison. The male doctor involved in the case refused to accept the conviction and appealed to the High Court today. The appellant pointed out that the appellant did not shout slogans, scolded the police or made any gestures at that time, and there was no evidence that he participated in the illegal assembly. The judge pointed out that the appellant was carrying demonstration equipment and questioned his intention to participate.

The Department of Justice also pointed out that the appellant’s shirt had words such as “violent protest” printed on it, describing it as a self-proclaimed rioter. The judge eventually adjourned the case until 15th July to issue a verdict, during which time the appellant must remain in custody. The appellant, Cheung Ka-chai (25 years old), registered as a doctor in 2021, was charged with participating in an unlawful assembly on 24th December, 2019 at YOHO MALL in Yuen Long.

The appellant said that Cheung did not take out the equipment to use at that time.