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I had to stand up for ‘peace-loving and well-disciplined’ Hongkongers, says barrister as 7 democrats await fate over 2019 demo

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Hong Kong barrister Margaret Ng, who is among seven democrats convicted of organising and participating in an unauthorised assembly on August 18, 2019, told a court on Friday that she had to “stand up for” the people of Hong Kong as her co-defendants await sentencing.

District Court Judge Amanda Woodcock heard mitigation pleas from the group at the West Kowloon Magistrates’ Court on Friday morning. The case also involves media mogul Jimmy Lai, “father of democracy” Martin Lee, veteran activist Lee Cheuk-yan, activist “Long Hair” Leung Kwok-hung and former legislators Albert Ho and Cyd Ho.

Margaret Ng. Photo: Stand News.

Woodcock is set to sentence the seven – who are accused offences which allegedly took place in the early months of the anti-extradition bill protests in 2019 – at 3.15 pm. Two other co-defendants and ex-lawmakers Au Nok-hin and Leung Yiu-chung, who admitted wrongdoing, will also face sentencing on Tuesday afternoon.

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