Hong Kong Law & Crime Politics & Protest

Ex-HKU student union vice-president denies charge of obstruction for university council siege

Colman Li Fung-kei, the former student union external vice-president of the University of Hong Kong, has denied the charge of obstructing public officers in the execution of their duties. His case was heard at the Eastern Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

He was charged for allegedly blocking an ambulance carrying council member Leonie Ki Man-fung on January 26 at the Sassoon Road campus. Ki said that she felt sick during a protest in which students surrounded the first council meeting chaired by Arthur Li Kwok-cheung, whose appointment stirred controversy.

Eastern Law Courts Building

Eastern Law Courts Building. Photo: Apple Daily.

Current student union president Althea Suen and former student union president Billy Fung Jing-en were both present at the hearing.

The prosecution said that because the cases of Li and Fung involve the same witnesses, it may consider applying to process the cases together.

Colman Li Fung-kei

Colman Li Fung-kei. Photo: i-Cable screenshot.

See also: Second HKU former student leader charged over chaotic council meeting in Jan

Fung previously denied all four charges, including criminal intimidation, disorderly conduct in a public place, criminal damage, and forcible entry, in court.

Colman Li’s trial is adjourned and will continue September 21.

Ex-HKU student union vice-president denies charge of obstruction for university council siege