Hong Kong Politics & Protest

Localists charged with rioting during Mong Kok unrest to have cases heard in the High Court

Two members of localist group Hong Kong Indigenous are to have their cases heard in the High Court after they were charged with rioting during February’s unrest in Mong Kok. Edward Leung Tin-kei and Ray Wong Toi-yeung, along with eight others who have been charged, attended a court hearing at the Eastern Magistrates’ Court on Friday morning.

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Ray Wong (Left) and Edward Leung (Right). Photo: Apple Daily.

All ten were committed for trial in the High Court.

Wong had already hired a lawyer to represent him, while Leung was still applying for legal aid. The remaining eight already had legal representatives from the Legal Aid Department.

The eight included Yung Wai-yip, Lee Nok-man, Ken Lo Kin-man, Yuen Chi-kui, Vincent Lam Ngo-hin, Wong Ka-kui, Li Tung-sing, and Lam Lun-hing. All remain on bail.

See also: Hong Kong localist figures face additional charges of inciting unlawful assembly and riots

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Photo: HKFP.

Wong was set to attend a series of conferences and forums in Taiwan, upon the invitation of Taiwanese political group Flanc Radical, between October 12 to 26. He was allowed to leave Hong Kong on the condition that he would report his itinerary to the police 48 hours before leaving, and hand over his travel documents within 48 hours of returning to Hong Kong.

Wong was charged with rioting, inciting rioting, and inciting unlawful assembly. Leung was charged with inciting rioting and two counts of rioting.

Localists charged with rioting during Mong Kok unrest to have cases heard in the High Court