Date
18 October 2017
DAB lawmaker Elizabeth Quat has come under the scanner after showing pictures taken inside some court premises. Photo: HKEJ
DAB lawmaker Elizabeth Quat has come under the scanner after showing pictures taken inside some court premises. Photo: HKEJ

DAB lawmaker under scanner over photos in court premises

The Hong Kong police will look into alleged illegal photography by a Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB) lawmaker inside some court premises in the city, Apple Daily reported Thursday.

Under Section 7 of the Summary Offences Ordinance, any person who takes or attempts to take in any court a photograph, or publishes or circulates any photograph taken in the promises, would be liable to a fine of HK$250 (US$32).

The police investigation comes after DAB Women Affairs Committee chief Elizabeth Quat on Sunday unveiled 19 newly identified locations, including the Fanling Magistrates’ Courts and Tuen Mun Magistrates’ Courts, as “upskirt black spots”, the report said. 

Quat did not respond to calls for a comment, Apple Daily said.

But she claimed that the photos were provided by some citizens. However, according to the video clip of the press conference on Sunday, Quat admitted twice that DAB took the pictures, the report said.

A Judiciary official is said to have received queries about the illegal photography at the Fanling Magistrates’ Courts and handed the case to the police. The police, meanwhile, were quoted as saying that the Judiciary has also reported on a suspected case of people taking photos inside the courts.

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