Fugitive ex-LegCo member Ted Hui sentenced to 3 years and 6 months in prison for criminal contempt of court

Ted Hui

29th September 2022 – (Hong Kong) Ted Hui Chi-fung, a former Legislative Councillor who is involved in 4 criminal cases is currently in exile overseas. The Department of Justice filed a claim in the High Court in October last year, accusing him of providing false information and claiming to be visiting Denmark at the end of 2020 during bail. The police then returned his passport, but he jumped bail instead and absconded. He failed to appear in court on time and was suspected of contempt of court.

The Court of First Instance of the High Court convicted Hui of criminal contempt of court in June this year, and today (29th) sentenced him to imprisonment for 3 years and 6 months, and Hui also has to pay punitive costs. The applicant in this case is the Secretary for Justice, and the respondent is Hui. Hui continued to attend the hearing in absentia this morning, and there was no legal representative to appear at the hearing.

Anders Storgaard, a Danish politician who assisted him in his departure from Hong Kong, disclosed on social media in December that Hui’s “foreign official visit” was created in order to allow him to retrieve his passport to leave Hong Kong. Hui then announced his exile on social media.

Ted Hui, a former Legislative Councillor who is currently living in exile with his family in Australia and he is wanted by the Hong Kong police and the court because of his involvement in many cases. He received a notice from the police in April this year that the High Court, at the request of the Department of Justice, had issued a restraint order prohibiting his wife, his mother and himself from disposing of assets in Hong Kong., Hui pointed out that the restraint order should not have involved his family members. After they left Hong Kong, they sold all the properties in Hong Kong and transferred all the properties to other places, so the restraint order has no impact on Hui and his family members.