A protester runs after setting a government office building on fire in Hong Kong, in October 2019. Photo: AP
A protester runs after setting a government office building on fire in Hong Kong, in October 2019. Photo: AP
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‘Joint enterprise’ ruling by top Hong Kong court provides clarity in unrest cases

  • Judges said only those present at scene can be convicted of public order offences, and they must have ‘taken part’ in riot or unlawful assembly, not just been there

A protester runs after setting a government office building on fire in Hong Kong, in October 2019. Photo: AP
A protester runs after setting a government office building on fire in Hong Kong, in October 2019. Photo: AP
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