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HKU council controversy

Former HKU student leader Coleman Li pleads not guilty to obstructing ambulanceman

Case may be combined with that of former student union president Billy Fung, who has also been charged in connection with siege on university governing council meeting

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 16 August, 2016, 12:44pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 16 August, 2016, 10:20pm

A second former University of Hong Kong student union leader charged in connection with a siege on the university’s governing council meeting in January pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to obstructing a fireman.

Coleman Li Fung-kei, 21, denied one summons charge of obstructing a public officer in performance of his public duty.

Li, a former union vice-president, was accused of obstructing senior fire services ambulanceman Cheung Ka-fai outside the main entrance of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Building for Interdisciplinary Research at Pok Fu Lam on January 26.

Second former HKU student leader charged over siege of governing council meeting

The Eastern Court heard that his case may be combined with that of former HKUSU president Billy Fung Jing-en, who pleaded not guilty last month to four counts including criminal intimidation, criminal damage and attempted forcible entry.

Prosecutors explained that this was because both cases ­involved the same chain of witnesses.

It was understood that school council member Leonie Ki Man-fung was the first on the list of prosecution witnesses testifying against Li.

Magistrate Jason Wan Siu-ming adjourned the case at the prosecutors’ request to September 21, when Fung will also return to the same court for a pretrial review.