Louis Lo is escorted to West Kowloon Court on July 22 to face a charge of possessing an explosive substance. Photo: Sam Tsang

Another legal blunder by Hong Kong prosecutors sees charges dropped for suspected protester found with huge explosives cache

  • Louis Lo, detained for 93 days for possessing explosives, has charges dropped because police had no consent from secretary for justice
  • Suspect remains charged and in custody after prosecutors granted approval to pursue Lo’s case under a new case file
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Louis Lo is escorted to West Kowloon Court on July 22 to face a charge of possessing an explosive substance. Photo: Sam Tsang
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The West Kowloon Law Courts Building in Cheung Sha Wan. Photo: Felix Wong

Charges of producing bombs against Hong Kong duo withdrawn over failure to obtain prior consent from secretary for justice

  • Accused pair were later charged only with making or possessing explosive, after bomb-making charges had to be dropped for not having justice secretary’s consent
  • Principal Magistrate Peter Law adjourned case to December 12, giving police time to probe, while accused duo will remain in custody
Topic |   Crime in Hong Kong

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The West Kowloon Law Courts Building in Cheung Sha Wan. Photo: Felix Wong
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