#JUSTIN Raymond Yeung a former teacher whose right eye was shot by a projectile fired by police on June 12, 2019 in Admiralty, was sentenced to a total of 9 months in jail over a guilt plea of 2 counts of unlawful assembly.

Aug 15, 2022 · 9:10 AM UTC

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Principal magistrate Ada Yim sentenced Yeung to 7 months in jail over the 1st count of charge and 9 months over the 2nd count from the starting points of 12 months and 15 months respectively. Each sentence has 1/3 PG discount and an extra one month discount.
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Magistrate Yim said it was a “pity” that Yeung was wounded but it couldn’t give him any commutation because police had given repeated warnings. Yeung’s loss of teaching place was “a consequence any licensed professional should have expected before joining an unlawful assembly”.
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Magistrate Yim also did not take issue with the fact that Yeung was charged three years after the protest took place. She said it’s understandable because police has many protesters to identify and trace.
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The prosecution’s case against Yeung was simple. They said Yeung was “standing among offensive protesters in standoff with the police” and “helping to move metal barriers to build roadblocks”. There was no allegation of any violent act conducted by Yeung in the case.
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However Magistrate Yim decided to give the 2nd count a heavier staring point of 15 months because “he stayed from morning till afternoon while witnessing the escalation of the situation” and “he had put on a helmet” when the 2nd offence took place.
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Magistrate Yim did not accept the defense that Yeung “held a mistaken idea of the protest since previous protests in the city were largely peaceful”. She said that might stand for the 1st charge as it took place in the morning but couldn’t cover the 2nd charge in the afternoon.
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The aggravation also took into account that a man stood between the protesters and the police, and shouted provocatively to the force. Magistrate Yim said as that happened, Yeung was seen dragging out metal barriers alongside with others so “he apparently wanted to continue”.
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Replying to @XinqiSu
😡😡😡😡😡😡
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Replying to @XinqiSu
Raymond Yeung is one of the protesters who got seriously injured because of the tear gas/rubber bullets shot by #hkpolice on 12 June 2019. The government only wants to arrest all #hongkongers, but not to investigate the #policebrutality when police tries to disperse the crowd.
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Replying to @XinqiSu
Injustice!
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