A former Hong Kong police officer was on Monday found guilty of sedition over online comments he allegedly made about a chief inspector killed on duty in 2021.
Chui Chun-man, 26, previously pleaded not guilty to doing an act or acts with a seditious intention.
Giving reason to Chui’s conviction, West Kowloon Magistrate Veronica Heung Shuk-han said the comments made by Chui online regarding the chief inspector’s death were wicked and mean, and in no way were the comments to mourn her passing.
Heung adjourned the case to Saturday for mitigation and sentence.
Chui, who quit the force after his arrest, was accused of making a public statement on his Facebook
page between September 25 and 28 with the intention of bringing hatred or contempt, or to excite disaffection, against the Hong Kong government.
He was also alleged to have raised discontent or disaffection among Hong Kong residents.