Pro-democracy lawmaker Tanya Chan — one of the nine people found guilty on controversial public nuisance charges related to the 2014 Umbrella Movement protests last month — has been discharged from hospital after undergoing surgery to have a large tumor removed from her brain.
“Thank you to all the staff at St. Teresa’s Hospital for their attentive and thoughtful care, and for making me feel at ease throughout my recovery,” she said in a Facebook post this afternoon.
She also thanked her mother, friends, and other well-wishers for their support.
Chan was due to be sentenced over the Umbrella protests along with her eight co-defendants last month, but the judge agreed to postpone her sentencing until June 10 after her lawyer submitted an MRI scan and a radiologist’s report, saying Chan’s condition was life-threatening and required surgery within two weeks.
On the same day, Chan posted to social media photos of her MRIs, and said that just one week after she was convicted, doctors had found the 4.2-centimeter tumor, slightly larger than a ping-pong ball, on the left side of her brain.