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'Benny Tai moved to maximum security prison'

2019-04-29 HKT 11:12
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  • Occupy Central founder Benny Tai leaves the Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre to start his 16-month jail sentence. Photo: RTHK
    Occupy Central founder Benny Tai leaves the Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre to start his 16-month jail sentence. Photo: RTHK
Jailed Occupy Central founder Benny Tai was on Monday transferred to the maximum security Shek Pik Prison to serve his jail term, according to sources.

Tai smiled briefly towards the camera, as he was taken away from the Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. He was handcuffed and was carrying some personal belongings with him.

Last week, he was sentenced to 16 months behind bars for two convictions related to the 2014 Occupy Movement.

It's understood that two others who were also jailed in the same case, Chan Kin-man and Raphael Wong, were earlier sent to Pik Uk and Stanley Prison respectively.

The lawyer for Tai and Chan had initially said on April 24 that they will appeal against their convictions. Later on, another Occupy Central co-founder, Reverend Chu Yiu-ming, said they would decide in a week or two.