Three HKU students who mourn cop-stabber released on bail
Three of the four students from the University of Hong Kong who were charged with advocating terrorism after mourning cop-stabber Leung Kin-fai have been released on bail.
The four students are Kinson Cheung King-sang, 19, Charles Kwok Wing-ho, 20, Chris Todorovski Shing-hang, 18, and Anthony Yung Chung-hei, 19.
Cheung, Kwok and Todorovski applied for bail today and saw their application granted by national security law designated judge Esther Toh Lye-ping.
Toh said she believed the trio would not carry out activities that endanger national security and granted their bail application.
They were each granted bail for HK$100,000.
Cheung must report to Cheung Sha Wan Police Station from 6pm to 9pm on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. He will be grounded from 10.30pm to 6am.
Kwok must report to Tseung Kwan O Police Station from 9am to noon on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. He will be grounded from 11pm to 7am.
Todorovski must report to North Point Police Station from 9am to noon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. He will be grounded from 11pm to 7am.
There are other conditions as well including being banned from staying at residential hall of the university and taking up any administrative position of any student organization.
The HKU student union council passed a motion back in July to pay tribute to Leung Kin-fai who stabbed a cop before killing himself on July 1. The act drew fire from different sectors of the city and the council soon retracted the motion.
Yet the police probed the council later and four students were arrested and charged with advocating terrorism. They also face an alternate charge of incitement to wound others with intent.