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Lam Cheuk-ting (林卓廷)

Former member of the Legislative Council and the North District Council

Date of Birth:

June 13, 1977




Christian; District Council Member; Lawmakers; National Security Law; NSL 47

Behind Bars Since

Since February 28, 2021


Lam Cheuk Ting is a politician in the Democratic Party (民主黨) in Hong Kong where he served as vice-chair. He was a member of the North District Council (2016–2021) and a member of the Legislative Council (2016–2020).[1] He was one of the 47 activists who were arrested in February 2021 for participating in the 2020 pro-democracy primaries, to which he was convicted of subversion under the national security law.

Lam joined the Democratic Party after graduating from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a degree in Government and Public Administration in 1999. He joined the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC; 廉正公署), a statutory independent anti-corruption body of Hong Kong, as an investigator in 2006 and returned to the party as chief executive in 2011. 

Lam was a vocal advocate against bid-rigging practices on properties. In 2014, Lam co-founded the Property Owners' Anti Bid-Rigging Alliance (全港業主反貪腐反圍標大聯盟) against multiple bid-rigging scandals in different flats in Hong Kong. He initiated a mass assembly in March, successfully leading to the government's response to address the issue.[2

As a legislator, Lam has faced legal charges for protesting in the legislative body on June 13, 2018, and May 11, 2019, respectively.[3][4]

He was one of the victims in the Yuen Long attack on July 21, 2019 when a mob of white-clad men attacked passengers indiscriminately at and near the Yuen Long metro station. Lam was streaming the violence on Facebook with his phone. As a result, his mouth was wounded and he was treated with several stitches.[5] On Aug. 26, 2020, Lam was arrested on charges of "rioting" for showing up at Yuen Long station on July 21 and "conspiring with others to damage property and obstructing the course of justice" in Tuen Mun on July 6. In January 2022 he was sentenced to four months in prison for disclosing the identity of a police superintendent under investigation.[6]

Lam was arrested again on Jan. 6, 2021, along with over 50 other pro-democrats on suspicion of conspiracy to commit subversion over his participation in a primary election and has been in custody since Feb. 28, 2021. He resigned from his district councilor role on March 31, 2021, due to his inability to fulfill his duty.[7] He pled not guilty to the charge and was convicted on May 31, 2024.[8]

Photo: Lam Cheuk Ting's Facebook

Lam Cheuk-ting (林卓廷)


Conspiracy to commit subversion under National Security Law for participating in the democratic primaries

  • Jan. 6, 2021: Arrestd with 52 other pro-democracy activists.

  • Feb. 28, 2021: Officially charged along with 46 activists.

  • Aug. 19, 2022: Pleaded not guilty.

  • May 31, 2024: Convicted; awaiting sentence.

Participating in a riot in Yuen Long on July 21, 2019

  • Aug. 26, 2020: Arrested

  • Dec. 22, 2020: Bail extended under the condition of a ban on leaving Hong Kong.

  • Oct. 16, 2023: Pleaded not guilty.

  • The trial started in March 2024.

Three counts of disclosing the identity of individuals under police investigation for their possible role in the Yuen Long attacks in July 2019.

  • Dec. 28, 2020: Arrested.

  • Jan. 26, 2022: Convicted; Sentenced to four months in prison

  • Feb. 8, 2024: Ruling overturned in High Court.

  • June 3, 2024: The prosecution appealed to the Court of Final Appeal.

Obstructing a Legco member in the Legislative Council building on May 11, 2019.

  • Nov. 9, 2019: Notified of charge

  • Aug. 8, 2022: Pleaded not guilty.

  • Trial adjourned to March 2024.

Obstructing a Legco officer in the execution of their duty during a vote related to the high-speed railway between Hong Kong and mainland China on June 13, 2018.

  • Dec. 7, 2018: Arrested

  • Dec. 13, 2022: Pleaded guilty; Sentenced to three weeks in prison.

Personal Updates

Mailing Address

九龍彌敦道778號恒利商業大廈四樓 (**註明林卓廷收)
4/F, Hanley House,
776-778 Nathan Rd,
Prince Edward, Hong Kong
(**Attention to Lam Cheuk Ting)

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