Speech Therapists Jailed: A court in Hong Kong on Saturday (September 9) sentenced 5 speech therapy doctors. These doctors were accused of conspiring to publish children’s books with seditious content. The court sentenced these doctors to 19 months in jail. On Wednesday, Lori Lai, Melody Yeung, Sidney Ng, Samuel Chan and Marco Fong were found guilty of conspiracy to print, publish, distribute books, and exhibit seditious publications, CNN reported. Judge WK Kwok said, “The act of these people is a brainwashing practice to guide young children to accept their ideas and values.”
Meanwhile, Jung said that “the only regret is that he had not published more photo books before his arrest.” According to court documents, the allegation centers around a set of books, which tell the story of resisting a herd of wolves that attacked a village house. A story that was alleged by public prosecutors to incite contempt of the local government in Beijing and the central government of China.
What did Judge Kwok say?
In a ruling, the Hong Kong District Court judge expressed his view with the prosecution, saying that the images in the book were related to events in the city and found that the authors of these books intended to vitiate the city’s atmosphere. . The content of the book suggests that these areas were meant to incite hatred or contempt or discontent. Judge Kwok Wai Qin wrote in the ruling that “recognizing the (People’s Republic of China) government as wolves would lead the children into the belief that the (PRC government) would have the evil of snatching their home and ruining their happy life.” Coming to Hong Kong with intent, which has no right to do so.”
“Sentence of book writers should be revoked”
The people fighting for the right have expressed their displeasure over this decision given by the judge. Human Rights Watch in a statement accused the Hong Kong government of using the sedition law to punish minor speech offenses. Maya Wang, senior China researcher at Human Rights Watch, said in a statement: “Hong Kong people used to read about absurd lawsuits in China to level political allegations, but now it’s happening in Hong Kong as well.” He said, “Sentence of 5 children’s book writers should be revoked.”
Know what is in the content of the book?
In a book in Hong Kong, wolves tried to capture a village and eat sheep. In the second, 12 sheep were forced to leave their village after being targeted by wolves, which the court pointed to in a case where 12 Hong Kong activists attempted. According to the CNN report, apart from this, these books also mention the incident of the year 2020, in which 12 pro-democracy protesters were running away from the speedboat, but they were caught by the Chinese Coast Guard. Had taken.