The magistrate ruled that the laser pointer was not an offensive weapon in itself, but could become one if used against police officers. Photo: Sam Tsang

First Hong Kong anti-government protester sentenced for carrying laser pen sent to rehabilitation centre

  • Lawyer for 16-year-old asks for jail sentence, which would have meant immediate release because of time served, and lodges appeal against sentence
  • The boy was found carrying the laser pointer, a modified umbrella and a hiking stick during a demonstration
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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The magistrate ruled that the laser pointer was not an offensive weapon in itself, but could become one if used against police officers. Photo: Sam Tsang
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