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Hong Kong woman in doxxing case jailed for 3 years, becomes first person in 2 decades sentenced using colonial-era sedition law

A Hong Kong court has passed sentence for a breach of the city’s colonial-era sedition law for the first time in more than two decades, jailing a 26-year-old waitress for three years over a doxxing campaign against police and officials during the 2019 protests. Hui Pui Yee’s last-minute bid to be given a hospital order rather than jail time was rejected in the District Court on Tuesday (April 20), with the judge saying the gravity of offences warranted immediate imprisonment despite evidence she had been suffering from depression. Hui earlier admitted liability for some 9,400 offensive messages posted from a Telegram account she managed during the anti-government unrest. She pleaded guilty last month to conspiracy to commit a seditious act, whereby she admitted spreading hate speech and encouraging doxxing and assault against people supporting the government and police on Telegram, a messaging app popular with protesters.


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