The court of first Appeal (TJB) sentenced Sulu Sou to a fine of MOP 40,800 and Scott Chiang to a fine of MOP 27,600 today, according to Radio Macau. If Sou or Chiang do not pay the fines, they will be subject to spending 80 days in jail.
Sulu Sou will not lose his seat as a deputy for the New Macau Association (NMA) on Macau’s Legislative Assembly because he received no jail time, and according to the law, only those who are sentenced to more than 30 days of jail time qualify in losing their seat.
The court considered all the facts presented to be true but said that the protest was non-violent and both defendants do not have criminal records. There is no available information on whether the prosecutor’s lawyer will counter the court’s decision today.
During the court ruling, it was also said that five other members of the NMA will be investigated and could face also court hearings.