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Jimmy Sham Tsz-kit

Jimmy Sham Tsz-kit Sham was elected to the Sha Tin District Council during the 2019 District Council elections. He represents the pro-democracy League of Social Democrats in Lek Yuen constituency.

Sham has been an activist for LGBT rights and pro-democracy movements in the city. He served in the pro-democracy organization Civil Human Rights Front and the LGBT rights organization Rainbow of Hong Kong. He is also a member of the League of Social Democrats.

He took part in major protests in Hong Kong including the Occupy Central protest and the annual 7.1 March. He was arrested after the annual 7.1 March in 2011 for participating in unlawful assembly.

He suffered head injuries from several attacks by masked men with hammers and iron tubes during the protests in 2019 and 2020.

In August 2020, he was disqualified from the legislative council elections by the Hong Kong government after the government announced to postpone the elections due to the pandemic.

Sham was named by the Time magazine as one of "20 people to watch" in 2020. He was the only Hong Kong citizen on the list.

He was arrested in January 2021 for participating in an unofficial election primary which was held in July 2020.

Currently charged under conspiracy to commit subversion.

Solidarity address

Jimmy Sham Tsz-kit
Room B2
4/F Tai Cheung Factory Building
3 Wing Ming Street
Cheung Sha Wan
Hong Kong

Information provided by Hong Kong Watch