After the unsolved hacking of an email account owned by Occupy Central founder Benny Tai, the information obtained has been used to harm his career. Here is some background from the South China Morning Post followed by a reprinting of Benny Tai’s letter to the Hong Kong University Council in response:
Tai, an associate law professor, faces a three-year ban imposed by HKU’s governing council, forbidding him from hiring researchers, receiving donations and assuming managerial posts. The triple penalties, which Tai first received word of more than a month ago, were “illegal, irrational and procedurally improper”, according to a strongly worded letter he wrote to council chairman Leong Che-hung. Those decisions were to “punish” him for initiating the Occupy pro-democracy movement last year that resulted in 79 days of mass sit-ins, he said.
Copy of Benny Tai’s letter to the Hong Kong University Council: