Jasmine Siu

Jasmine Siu

Reporter, Hong Kong

Jasmine Siu is a reporter who covers Hong Kong courts and legal affairs at the Post.

Location
Hong Kong
Language spoken
English, Mandarin, Cantonese
Areas of Expertise
Hong Kong courts and legal affairs
Hong Kong court calls for review of city’s biased same-sex laws
Hong Kong’s Court of Appeal has called for a “proper and effective” review of all laws and policies that discriminate against same-sex relationships in the city. The court’s call emerged after three judges unanimously agreed to reduce the jail term of a sex offender who complained he had been given a manifestly excessive sentence for consensual “buggery” with a minor because he was gay. Yeung Ho-nam, 28, was immediately released after the judges replaced his original jail term of 2.5 years with a sentence of 10 months, which he had completed. Yeung pleaded guilty last September to two counts of unlawful homosexual buggery with a person under the age of 16, admitting that he twice had consens
Man convicted of sexual assault set free after ‘sleep sex’ defense
A Hong Kong court on Thursday quashed a banker’s indecent assault conviction after finding his defense of sexsomnia, also known as sleep sex, had not been adequately considered at trial. Sexsomnia, as explained by deputy High Court judge Sham Siu-man, is a medical condition that occurs when a person engages in sexual acts while asleep. “As it happens while sleeping, something akin to sleepwalking, the sufferer would be unconscious of what he is doing at the time and have no memory of it after waking up,” Sham said. “It is a medical condition, which if accepted may in law amount to [a] defense.” At issue was whether Boris Anthony Finan, a 28-year-old financial planning manager, could use the