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Hong Kong protests: student jailed for nearly 8 years for slashing police officer’s neck with box cutter

Judge calls Hui Tim-lik’s assault on Sergeant Wesley Leung during a demonstration in October 2019 ‘the most severe form of attack’ on police officers.

Judge calls Hui Tim-lik’s assault on Sergeant Wesley Leung during a demonstration in October 2019 ‘the most severe form of attack’ on police officers.

17 Jan 2022 - 8:57PM
Hong Kong salesman acquitted of manslaughter charge over 63-year-old man’s fatal fall in queue-jumping scuffle

Defence counsel tells court no one could foresee elderly man’s fatal collapse resulting from a single push.

Defence counsel tells court no one could foresee elderly man’s fatal collapse resulting from a single push.

17 Jan 2022 - 6:06PM
Hong Kong student charged with carrying petrol bombs near police station lied about being framed by officers, court rules

Court rules Lam Wai-ho, 22, was neither set up nor entrapped by officers and had knowingly taken a bag containing two petrol bombs potentially for use in an attack on Kwai Chung Police Station.

Court rules Lam Wai-ho, 22, was neither set up nor entrapped by officers and had knowingly taken a bag containing two petrol bombs potentially for use in an attack on Kwai Chung Police Station.

14 Jan 2022 - 6:58PM
Bail-breaching Hong Kong activist back in custody to await subversion trial for unofficial Legislative Council primary

Owen Chow found to have broken bail conditions as he awaits subversion trial for unofficial Legco primary in 2020 alongside 46 other activists and former politicians.

Owen Chow found to have broken bail conditions as he awaits subversion trial for unofficial Legco primary in 2020 alongside 46 other activists and former politicians.

13 Jan 2022 - 7:32PM
Hong Kong national security law: first person jailed under legislation drops appeal against 9-year sentence

Former restaurant worker Leon Tong was convicted of inciting secession and terrorism during the annual July 1 protest in 2020.

Former restaurant worker Leon Tong was convicted of inciting secession and terrorism during the annual July 1 protest in 2020.

13 Jan 2022 - 5:53PM
Hong Kong protests: copywriter jailed for 31 months, fined HK$1,000 after throwing metal post at police from third floor of shopping centre

Advertising copywriter Yeung Ying-hei is jailed for 31 months, fined HK$1,000 after hurling a 6.8kg stanchion at police from the third floor of the Times Square shopping centre.

Advertising copywriter Yeung Ying-hei is jailed for 31 months, fined HK$1,000 after hurling a 6.8kg stanchion at police from the third floor of the Times Square shopping centre.

13 Jan 2022 - 6:03PM
Former part-time RTHK reporter prosecuted over imitation firearms, radio gear, tells Hong Kong court items were props for school project

Former part-time RTHK reporter was found with the items on him when he was on his way last year to cover an event at police academy.

Former part-time RTHK reporter was found with the items on him when he was on his way last year to cover an event at police academy.

12 Jan 2022 - 6:40PM
Hong Kong protests: 3 jailed for 2½ months each for breaking anti-mask law; 2 others get correctional training, community service

University students So Nga-yin and Henry Tse, and music teacher Chan Lok-sun, get prison terms as judge emphasises need for deterrent sentences.

University students So Nga-yin and Henry Tse, and music teacher Chan Lok-sun, get prison terms as judge emphasises need for deterrent sentences.

11 Jan 2022 - 9:23PM
Hong Kong protests: student urges others not to ‘let hate breed’ as he pleads guilty to slashing police officer in 2019

Student Hui Tim-lik tells the High Court he ‘made a blunder out of immaturity, fear, hate, lunacy and inability to love myself’.

Student Hui Tim-lik tells the High Court he ‘made a blunder out of immaturity, fear, hate, lunacy and inability to love myself’.

11 Jan 2022 - 3:28PM
National security law: Hong Kong’s Tiananmen vigil defendants sound justice warning after magistrate lines up government body to represent them in subversion trial

Accused ex-leaders of now-dissolved alliance behind Hong Kong’s Tiananmen Square vigil outraged over suggestion for official receiver to act on group’s behalf.

Accused ex-leaders of now-dissolved alliance behind Hong Kong’s Tiananmen Square vigil outraged over suggestion for official receiver to act on group’s behalf.

10 Jan 2022 - 8:04PM
Hong Kong protests: intellectually disabled man receives toughest sentence yet for illegal rally against national security law

The delivery worker’s sentence is the heaviest punishment imposed against rally participants so far.

The delivery worker’s sentence is the heaviest punishment imposed against rally participants so far.

10 Jan 2022 - 3:53PM
Hong Kong protests: 21 demonstrators jailed for up to 3½ years for taking part in riot near Beijing’s liaison office

Most of the defendants were guilty of ‘participatory intent’, based on their attire, equipment and presence at the chaos in Sheung Wan on July 28, 2019.

Most of the defendants were guilty of ‘participatory intent’, based on their attire, equipment and presence at the chaos in Sheung Wan on July 28, 2019.

8 Jan 2022 - 5:17PM
Hong Kong protests: Yuen Long demonstrator jailed for nearly 5 years over attacks on 2 passers-by

Lego Chan, 28, sentenced a day after pleading guilty to three charges arising from the disturbance in Yuen Long two years ago, with judge saying defendant’s actions were ‘guided by a thug’s mentality’.

Lego Chan, 28, sentenced a day after pleading guilty to three charges arising from the disturbance in Yuen Long two years ago, with judge saying defendant’s actions were ‘guided by a thug’s mentality’.

7 Jan 2022 - 8:13PM
Hong Kong protests: Yuen Long demonstrator pleads guilty to attacking 2 passers-by, lawyer cites influence of mental illness

Decoration worker pleads guilty to three charges related to an unlawful assembly in Yuen Long on September 21, 2019.

Decoration worker pleads guilty to three charges related to an unlawful assembly in Yuen Long on September 21, 2019.

6 Jan 2022 - 9:35PM
Conditional discharge for Hong Kong merchant who assaulted ex-Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung in hotel lobby lounge

Jefferson Wong, 55, admits in court that he hit 61-year-old Yeung on the head with a glass cup in the Park Lane hotel.

Jefferson Wong, 55, admits in court that he hit 61-year-old Yeung on the head with a glass cup in the Park Lane hotel.

5 Jan 2022 - 8:22PM
Senior Hong Kong police officer and former chief inspector charged with HK$26 million mortgage fraud

The alleged fraud relates to two mortgage applications made in 2019 involving luxury house at Seaview Villas in Tai Po.

The alleged fraud relates to two mortgage applications made in 2019 involving luxury house at Seaview Villas in Tai Po.

5 Jan 2022 - 7:54PM
Hong Kong protests: trio convicted of vandalism plot after dashcam footage records plan for MTR station attack

Hong Kong protests: A court convicted three men of plotting to vandalise Tuen Mun Ferry Pier MTR light rail station.

Hong Kong protests: A court convicted three men of plotting to vandalise Tuen Mun Ferry Pier MTR light rail station.

5 Jan 2022 - 10:10PM
Tiananmen vigil: Hong Kong activist jailed for 10 extra months following second incitement conviction over banned June 4 gatherings

Chow Hang-tung, former vice-chairwoman of the group behind Hong Kong’s Tiananmen Square vigil, is ordered to serve an extra 10 months in jail on top of her existing one-year term.

Chow Hang-tung, former vice-chairwoman of the group behind Hong Kong’s Tiananmen Square vigil, is ordered to serve an extra 10 months in jail on top of her existing one-year term.

4 Jan 2022 - 4:43PM
Hong Kong driver denied bail after lethal BMW crash on New Year’s Eve kills 2, bus driver in separate accident ordered to report to police

First court hearing goes ahead as dangerous driving suspect remains in hospital custodial ward for treatment.

First court hearing goes ahead as dangerous driving suspect remains in hospital custodial ward for treatment.

3 Jan 2022 - 4:10PM
4 more workers at Hong Kong child protection group appear in court over assault cases at home

Four women, aged 23 to 28, have each been charged with a count of assault by those in charge of a child.

Four women, aged 23 to 28, have each been charged with a count of assault by those in charge of a child.

31 Dec 2021 - 6:29PM
Hong Kong protests: 5 convicted of rioting, resisting police during clashes on National Day in 2019

Theatre actor, four students must have taken part in demonstrations given their black outfits and protest equipment in their possession, judge rules.

Theatre actor, four students must have taken part in demonstrations given their black outfits and protest equipment in their possession, judge rules.

31 Dec 2021 - 8:20PM
Hong Kong police sergeant jailed for nearly 2 years after using stolen credit cards to buy smartphones, fast food

Suspended officer Johnny Lau admitted stealing two credit cards from a colleague, saying he did so to ‘relieve stress’ after a promotion.

Suspended officer Johnny Lau admitted stealing two credit cards from a colleague, saying he did so to ‘relieve stress’ after a promotion.

31 Dec 2021 - 4:53PM
14 protesters found guilty of rioting near Beijing’s liaison office in Hong Kong 2 years ago

Defendants were convicted based on their black clothing and protest equipment in their possession at time of arrest.

Defendants were convicted based on their black clothing and protest equipment in their possession at time of arrest.

30 Dec 2021 - 7:09PM
Court denies bail for top editors of Stand News as Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam hits back at foreign critics of arrests

Former editor-in-chief Chung Pui-kuen and acting editor-in-chief Patrick Lam both refused bail, while leader says politicians in the West criticising crackdown are trampling on the rule of law.

Former editor-in-chief Chung Pui-kuen and acting editor-in-chief Patrick Lam both refused bail, while leader says politicians in the West criticising crackdown are trampling on the rule of law.

30 Dec 2021 - 11:22PM
‘Angry and heartbroken’: Hong Kong welfare chief orders investigation as 2 formally charged in child abuse chase

Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong says Social Welfare Department will look into whether staff is inadequately monitored.

Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong says Social Welfare Department will look into whether staff is inadequately monitored.

26 Dec 2021 - 8:32PM
Hong Kong court rebukes ‘dishonest’ police officers over arrest of pregnant woman for obstruction

Magistrate clears 44-year-old woman of obstructing a public officer. One officer called her ‘fatty’ and accused her of feigning pregnancy, trial heard.

Magistrate clears 44-year-old woman of obstructing a public officer. One officer called her ‘fatty’ and accused her of feigning pregnancy, trial heard.

24 Dec 2021 - 8:03PM
Hong Kong protests: woman found guilty of 3 charges after tossing stanchion at police from floor above at shopping centre

District Court rules advertising copywriter Yeung Ying-hei, 36, intended to incapacitate officers when she hurled the stanchion from the third to second floor in Times Square on July 1, 2020.

District Court rules advertising copywriter Yeung Ying-hei, 36, intended to incapacitate officers when she hurled the stanchion from the third to second floor in Times Square on July 1, 2020.

23 Dec 2021 - 4:35PM
Hong Kong national security law: 3 months’ jail for former executive member of group behind Tiananmen Square vigil

Simon Leung, formerly of Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, is the first to be found guilty and sentenced for breaching implementation rules of the national security law.

Simon Leung, formerly of Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, is the first to be found guilty and sentenced for breaching implementation rules of the national security law.

22 Dec 2021 - 10:41PM
Hong Kong protests: 5 cleared of rioting, but judge says group will be jailed for breaking anti-mask law

Judge says police failure to cordon off area where disturbance was taking place means defendants could have been there unwittingly. But custodial sentence only possible option for four students and freelance musician who wore face coverings day after law took effect.

Judge says police failure to cordon off area where disturbance was taking place means defendants could have been there unwittingly. But custodial sentence only possible option for four students and freelance musician who wore face coverings day after law took effect.

22 Dec 2021 - 6:43PM
Bail granted for 2 charged with inciting others to cast invalid ballots in Hong Kong’s Legislative Council poll

Chan Kin-man and Alice Leung are each released on HK$1,000 bail pending next hearing on February 15.

Chan Kin-man and Alice Leung are each released on HK$1,000 bail pending next hearing on February 15.

21 Dec 2021 - 4:03PM