Protesters trample a Chinese flag during a September protest in Hong Kong. One man convicted of desecrating the flag on Friday saw his sentence increased from 240 hours of community service to five weeks in jail. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong protests: man convicted of desecrating Chinese flag becomes second to see sentence go from community service to jail time

  • Judge’s decision to toughen sentence follows an April appellate court ruling that imprisonment was only appropriate punishment
  • Tang Chi-lok, originally ordered to perform 240 hours of community service, will instead spend five weeks in jail
Topic |   Hong Kong courts
Protesters trample a Chinese flag during a September protest in Hong Kong. One man convicted of desecrating the flag on Friday saw his sentence increased from 240 hours of community service to five weeks in jail. Photo: Sam Tsang
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