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Hong Kong girl, 13, who burned Chinese flag ‘out of impulse’ during protest gets 12 months’ probation

The sentence means the Form Two student, who had committed the offence on September 21, will be left with a criminal record.

13 Dec 2019 - 11:07PM

The sentence means the Form Two student, who had committed the offence on September 21, will be left with a criminal record.

Hong Kong girl, 13, who burned Chinese flag ‘out of impulse’ during protest gets 12 months’ probation
Hong Kong court acquits Rosaryhill School secondary student accused of slashing schoolmate’s face with pen

‘I cannot be sure where the truth lies’: Magistrate questions both teenagers’ accounts but rules in favour of 17-year-old defendant.

12 Dec 2019 - 9:03PM

‘I cannot be sure where the truth lies’: Magistrate questions both teenagers’ accounts but rules in favour of 17-year-old defendant.

Hong Kong court acquits Rosaryhill School secondary student accused of slashing schoolmate’s face with pen
‘Shameless’ Hong Kong activist Avery Ng slammed by judge for dragging out appeal against jail sentence for divulging details of probe into government official

The High Court refuses to grant Avery Ng, 42, permission to take his case to the Court of Final Appeal over four-month prison sentence.

12 Dec 2019 - 6:21PM

The High Court refuses to grant Avery Ng, 42, permission to take his case to the Court of Final Appeal over four-month prison sentence.

‘Shameless’ Hong Kong activist Avery Ng slammed by judge for dragging out appeal against jail sentence for divulging details of probe into government official
Jacobs China technicians jailed for up to 2 years for faking test results for Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai Bridge concrete

Seven technicians given jail terms while six other defendants receive either suspended sentences or community service.

12 Dec 2019 - 4:31AM

Seven technicians given jail terms while six other defendants receive either suspended sentences or community service.

Jacobs China technicians jailed for up to 2 years for faking test results for Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai Bridge concrete
Hong Kong’s outgoing district councillor launches legal bid to invalidate election result after losing seat to pro-democracy contender

Cheng Keung-fung claims his rival Hung Chun-hin made false representations in some 13,000 leaflets he distributed among voters during the campaign.

11 Dec 2019 - 4:10AM

Cheng Keung-fung claims his rival Hung Chun-hin made false representations in some 13,000 leaflets he distributed among voters during the campaign.

Hong Kong’s outgoing district councillor launches legal bid to invalidate election result after losing seat to pro-democracy contender
Hong Kong protests: gunman was to ‘slaughter’ police officers after being staged at strategic site, court hears

Five men charged with one count of conspiracy to wound with intent at Eastern Court, after police seized firearm on Sunday morning.

9 Dec 2019 - 11:38PM

Five men charged with one count of conspiracy to wound with intent at Eastern Court, after police seized firearm on Sunday morning.

Hong Kong protests: gunman was to  ‘slaughter’ police officers after being staged at strategic site, court hears
Hong Kong protests: court orders prosecutors to pay innocent Filipino dancer’s legal costs after arrest for unlawful assembly

Magistrate was told police had arrested Jethro Santiago Pioquinto, 36, despite knowing he lived nearby and carried nothing suspicious.

6 Dec 2019 - 11:21PM

Magistrate was told police had arrested Jethro Santiago Pioquinto, 36, despite knowing he lived nearby and carried nothing suspicious.

Hong Kong protests: court orders prosecutors to pay innocent Filipino dancer’s legal costs after arrest for unlawful assembly
Hong Kong protests: teacher accused of assaulting man by pouring water on his head during citywide strike sees charge dropped

West Kowloon Court ordered Wong Kwan-mau, 26, to be bound over for HK$2,000 on good behaviour for a year.

5 Dec 2019 - 8:40PM

West Kowloon Court ordered Wong Kwan-mau, 26, to be bound over for HK$2,000 on good behaviour for a year.

Hong Kong protests: teacher accused of assaulting man by pouring water on his head during citywide strike sees charge dropped
Serial offender spared jail over drugs charge after probation officer’s ‘surprising’ recommendation for leniency

Magistrate hands Amina Bokhary non-custodial sentence after ‘surprising’ recommendation from probation officer.

5 Dec 2019 - 5:33PM

Magistrate hands Amina Bokhary non-custodial sentence after ‘surprising’ recommendation from probation officer.

Serial offender spared jail over drugs charge after probation officer’s ‘surprising’ recommendation for leniency
Hong Kong driver jailed for six months for smuggling gold bars through bus he used to take mainland students to city schools

Koo Chi-ping, 59, was arrested on September 28, 2017 for carrying 12 gold bars worth HK$4.2 million, while crossing mainland border at Man Kam To.

4 Dec 2019 - 12:16AM

Koo Chi-ping, 59, was arrested on September 28, 2017 for carrying 12 gold bars worth HK$4.2 million, while crossing mainland border at Man Kam To.

Hong Kong driver jailed for six months for smuggling gold bars through bus he used to take mainland students to city schools
Hong Kong protests: students sentenced to correctional training and to pay HK$285,000 in total for damaging rail facilities

The duo vandalised Light Rail stations in Tuen Mun on September 7, damaging ticketing machines and surveillance cameras.

3 Dec 2019 - 10:46PM

The duo vandalised Light Rail stations in Tuen Mun on September 7, damaging ticketing machines and surveillance cameras.

Hong Kong protests: students sentenced to correctional training and to pay HK$285,000 in total for damaging rail facilities
A tale of 82 cities: survey shows expats fell out of love with Hong Kong long before violent anti-government protests hit

Expensive housing, high cost of living, long working hours and dirty streets all combine to drop city to 52nd on global list from study conducted before outbreak of civil unrest in June.

4 Dec 2019 - 4:47AM

Expensive housing, high cost of living, long working hours and dirty streets all combine to drop city to 52nd on global list from study conducted before outbreak of civil unrest in June.

A tale of 82 cities: survey shows expats fell out of love with Hong Kong long before violent anti-government protests hit
Hong Kong protester accused of punching policeman sees charges dropped due to insufficient evidence, in fifth case withdrawn by prosecutors in a month

Staniel Chan was said to have assaulted an officer on September 21. But the defence said video footage showed it was in fact the policeman who had attacked Chan.

30 Nov 2019 - 1:01PM

Staniel Chan was said to have assaulted an officer on September 21. But the defence said video footage showed it was in fact the policeman who had attacked Chan.

Hong Kong protester accused of punching policeman sees charges dropped due to insufficient evidence, in fifth case withdrawn by prosecutors in a month
Hong Kong pupil accused of bringing explosives into school refused bail at Sha Tin Court

Lai Man-kwong, 18, charged with possession of an explosive substance while on grounds of his secondary school in Sha Tin.

29 Nov 2019 - 11:16PM

Lai Man-kwong, 18, charged with possession of an explosive substance while on grounds of his secondary school in Sha Tin.

Hong Kong pupil accused of bringing explosives into school refused bail at Sha Tin Court
Hong Kong policeman accused of forging supervisor’s signature to meet woman in jail custody with whom he had a relationship

Senior Detective Constable Cheung Ka-lok has been accused of forging his supervisor’s signature to meet a woman twice at Tai Lam Centre for Women.

28 Nov 2019 - 10:00PM

Senior Detective Constable Cheung Ka-lok has been accused of forging his supervisor’s signature to meet a woman twice at Tai Lam Centre for Women.

Hong Kong policeman accused of forging supervisor’s signature to meet woman in jail custody with whom he had a relationship
Hong Kong government gets more time to prepare case against High Court ruling that mask ban is unconstitutional

Pro-democracy camp unhappy with delay, says courts should act decisively to overturn face covering prohibition, brought in by government to quell protests.

28 Nov 2019 - 11:31AM

Pro-democracy camp unhappy with delay, says courts should act decisively to overturn face covering prohibition, brought in by government to quell protests.

Hong Kong government gets more time to prepare case against High Court ruling that mask ban is unconstitutional
Hong Kong government mulls Basic Law oath for civil servants amid protest-related complaints – but critics say move will backfire if implemented

Revelation by secretary for civil service comes after complaints were filed against 43 employees for involvement in protests.

28 Nov 2019 - 4:59AM

Revelation by secretary for civil service comes after complaints were filed against 43 employees for involvement in protests.

Hong Kong government mulls Basic Law oath for civil servants amid protest-related complaints – but critics say move will backfire if implemented
Hong Kong protests: man who spat at police officer during unlawful rally gets 10 months in jail, marking heaviest sentence since unrest broke out

Judge says attack was an insult to the force, while also ordering Ng to pay police HK$1,670 in cleaning fees for vandalised window.

27 Nov 2019 - 1:00AM

Judge says attack was an insult to the force, while also ordering Ng to pay police HK$1,670 in cleaning fees for vandalised window.

Hong Kong protests: man who spat at police officer during unlawful rally gets 10 months in jail, marking heaviest sentence since unrest broke out
Mong Kok rioter jailed for 46 months in Hong Kong for role in 2016 clashes

While the judge was sympathetic towards Amy Pat Wai-fun, who had an intellectual disability, he said it could not be used as an excuse to ‘evade criminal liabilities’.

26 Nov 2019 - 8:42PM

While the judge was sympathetic towards Amy Pat Wai-fun, who had an intellectual disability, he said it could not be used as an excuse to ‘evade criminal liabilities’.

Mong Kok rioter jailed for 46 months in Hong Kong for role in 2016 clashes
First Hong Kong anti-government protester sentenced for carrying laser pen sent to rehabilitation centre

Lawyer for the 16-year-old asks for jail sentence, which would have meant immediate release because of time served, and lodges appeal against sentence.

25 Nov 2019 - 2:37PM

Lawyer for the 16-year-old asks for jail sentence, which would have meant immediate release because of time served, and lodges appeal against sentence.

First Hong Kong anti-government protester sentenced for carrying laser pen sent to rehabilitation centre
Hong Kong police officer gets 10 months in jail for stealing US$54,000 Rolex turned in as lost property

Constable Chow Hop-chun, 28, charged with theft for swapping a counterfeit watch for a Rolex Cally-Daytona that was turned in as lost property.

22 Nov 2019 - 11:30PM

Constable Chow Hop-chun, 28, charged with theft for swapping a counterfeit watch for a Rolex Cally-Daytona that was turned in as lost property.

Hong Kong police officer gets 10 months in jail for stealing US$54,000 Rolex turned in as lost property
Boy, 12, is youngest to be convicted over Hong Kong protests since they erupted in June

Pupil admits vandalising police station and MTR interchange to become the youngest to be convicted in more than five months of demonstrations.

21 Nov 2019 - 10:49PM

Pupil admits vandalising police station and MTR interchange to become the youngest to be convicted in more than five months of demonstrations.

Boy, 12, is youngest to be convicted over Hong Kong protests since they erupted in June
Hong Kong protests: more than 200 defendants charged over stand-off outside PolyU brought to six courts

Some 213 defendants were among those arrested, surrendered or had their information recorded by police outside PolyU on Monday.

21 Nov 2019 - 7:32AM

Some 213 defendants were among those arrested, surrendered or had their information recorded by police outside PolyU on Monday.

Hong Kong protests: more than 200 defendants charged over stand-off outside PolyU brought to six courts
Technicians guilty of faking test results for Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge costing taxpayer HK$58 million

A dozen Jacobs China Limited employees among those charged in connection with faked strength tests on concrete blocks for Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge.

20 Nov 2019 - 11:22PM

A dozen Jacobs China Limited employees among those charged in connection with faked strength tests on concrete blocks for Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge.

Technicians guilty of faking test results for Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge costing taxpayer HK$58 million
Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong banned by Hong Kong court from travelling to London to receive human rights award from British parliament

Judge cites heightened risk of absconding, with Wong facing incitement charge.

19 Nov 2019 - 11:29PM

Judge cites heightened risk of absconding, with Wong facing incitement charge.

Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong banned by Hong Kong court from travelling to London to receive human rights award from British parliament
Hong Kong protests: reporter charged with possession of ammunition after he was stopped carrying submunitions of tear gas grenades and rubber and sponge-tipped bullets, court hears

Chow Man accused of carrying a host of used ammunition without a licence, when he was stopped by officers at Exit B of Sai Wan Ho MTR station.

19 Nov 2019 - 11:25PM

Chow Man accused of carrying a host of used ammunition without a licence, when he was stopped by officers at Exit B of Sai Wan Ho MTR station.

Hong Kong protests: reporter charged with possession of ammunition after he was stopped carrying submunitions of tear gas grenades and rubber and sponge-tipped bullets, court hears
Hong Kong court extends online messaging ban aimed at those inciting violence, which authorities say has had ‘very real and meaningful effect’

Order was originally granted on October 31 but had been challenged by Hong Kong Internet Society, which argued it was an attempt to censor online content.

15 Nov 2019 - 11:31PM

Order was originally granted on October 31 but had been challenged by Hong Kong Internet Society, which argued it was an attempt to censor online content.

Hong Kong court extends online messaging ban aimed at those inciting violence, which authorities say has had ‘very real and meaningful effect’
Hong Kong protests: Disney cast member, Australian tutor, and politician among those charged in connection with lunchtime demonstration

Defendants aged 17 to 35 accused of a range of offences from unlawful assembly to assaulting police

15 Nov 2019 - 5:01PM

Defendants aged 17 to 35 accused of a range of offences from unlawful assembly to assaulting police

Hong Kong protests: Disney cast member, Australian tutor, and politician among those charged in connection with lunchtime demonstration
High Court denies injunction sought by Chinese University student leader to bar Hong Kong police from campus after days of clashes with protesters

Jacky So denied bid for temporary injunction after CUHK was the site of clashes between protesters and riot police that led to 119 people being injured.

13 Nov 2019 - 10:46PM

Jacky So denied bid for temporary injunction after CUHK was the site of clashes between protesters and riot police that led to 119 people being injured.

High Court denies injunction sought by Chinese University student leader to bar Hong Kong police from campus after days of clashes with protesters
Hong Kong protests: alleged ear-biter suffered years of depression, court hears

The 49-year-old is accused of chewing off part of a local councillor’s ear and wounding two others with a knife in a mall near Taikoo Shing.

12 Nov 2019 - 11:07PM

The 49-year-old is accused of chewing off part of a local councillor’s ear and wounding two others with a knife in a mall near Taikoo Shing.

Hong Kong protests: alleged ear-biter suffered years of depression, court hears