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Ken Tsang sentenced to five weeks in prison

2016-05-30 HKT 14:55
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Pro-democracy activist and Civic Party member, Ken Tsang, was on Monday sentenced to five weeks in prison for assaulting police officers and resisting arrest during the Occupy protests nearly two years ago. But he was released on bail after he said he wanted to appeal against his conviction.

In meting out the sentence in Kowloon City Court, Principal Magistrate Peter Law said Tsang had shown no remorse. He also said his act of splashing liquid on policemen amounted to an insult to them.

Tsang was found guilty by Law last Thursday of one count of assault, and two charges of resisting police officers in the due execution of their duties.

Law said at the time that there was no doubt that Tsang had intentionally assaulted the officers by pouring liquid on them from the embankment of the underpass at Lung Wo Road in Admiralty on October 15, 2014. The officers were clearing demonstrators from the underpass at the time.

Tsang said he was upset and extremely disappointed at the sentence. But he said he still believes in the judicial system and will appeal.

He added he will now focus on preparing his evidence in the trial against seven police officers that is set to begin on June 1.

They were charged after TVB filmed a group of plain clothed officers hauling a handcuffed protester to a dark corner in Tamar Park, where the man was allegedly kicked and punched as he was lying on the ground.

All seven had earlier denied one count of causing Tsang grievous bodily harm with intent. One of them also pleaded not guilty to an additional charge of common assault.

Last updated: 2016-05-30 HKT 15:53