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Sam Cheung Ho-sum (張可森 )

Former member of the Tuen Mun District Council

Date of Birth:

August 17, 1993




District Council Member; NSL 47

Behind Bars Since

Since March 15, 2021


Sam Cheung Ho-sum is a politician in the Tuen Mun Community Network (屯門社區網絡), a local political group based in Tuen Mun founded in 2015. He was a member of the Tuen Mun District Council, representing the San Hui constituency where he was raised.

Cheung began his participation in social movement when he began college in 2012 as students protested against the Moral and National Education scheme. Cheung graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University with a Master of Philosophy and worked as a tutor at the university. [1] Initially planning to pursue a doctoral degree in the United States, Cheung decided to postpone the plan in 2019 when the pro-democracy movement broke out.

Despite facing challenges posed by the national security law, he remains committed to advocating for the five demands from the government and stated that he "will never compromise." [2] Cheung emphasized "bringing the protest into everyday life" when he announced his candidacy in the pro-democracy primaries for the 2020 Hong Kong legislative election in the New Territories West constituency. [1]

Following his participation in the primaries, Cheung was arrested on Jan. 6, 2021, along with 52 others, for suspicion of conspiracy to commit subversion over his participation in the primaries and has been in custody since Feb. 28, 2021. [3] Although Cheung was granted bail on Mar. 4, 2021,[4] the court revoked his bail after the Department of Justice appealed on Mar. 15, 2021. [5]

Cheung resigned from his district councilor role on May 11, 2021, due to his inability to fulfill his duty. [6] He pled guilty on Sep. 6, 2022, the trial has concluded, and he is awaiting the verdict. [7]

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Sam Cheung Ho-sum (張可森 )


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

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

  • Jan. 7, 2021: Released on bail.

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

  • Mar. 4, 2021: Granted bail

  • Mar. 15, 2021: Bail revoked.

  • Sep. 6, 2022: Pleaded guilty; awaiting sentence.

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