Date
11 December 2016
Wong Yuk-man (center) will face sentencing on Oct. 25 after he was convicted of common assault on CY Leung. Photo: RTHK
Wong Yuk-man (center) will face sentencing on Oct. 25 after he was convicted of common assault on CY Leung. Photo: RTHK

Wong Yuk-man convicted in CY glass-throwing incident

Former legislator Wong Yuk-man was convicted on Wednesday of common assault for throwing a glass at Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying during a Legco session in July 2014.

Sentencing has been set for Oct. 25, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports.

Magistrate Chu Chung-keung said Wong did not intend to harm Leung but the action was a danger to others.

He said the prosecution’s case was “flawed but logical”, adding its witnesses were trustworthy.

During the trial, Leung said that after the glass hit the wall, he was so shocked he froze for a couple of seconds.

Chu dismissed Wong’s testimony as inconsistent.

He said Wong had originally intended the action to show his support for pan-democrats but said afterwards he did it to humiliate Leung.

Wong, who was not represented by an attorney, argued it is not a crime to protest inside the chamber and decided not to plead guilty.

He was granted bail and plans to appeal.

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