Anti-government protesters outside Polytechnic University in Hung Hom on November 18, 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang Anti-government protesters outside Polytechnic University in Hung Hom on November 18, 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang
Anti-government protesters outside Polytechnic University in Hung Hom on November 18, 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong courts

Hong Kong protests: High Court convicts teenagers in PolyU demonstration case, strikes down previous ruling

  • Prosecutors ask court to jail both teenagers, or at least impose a custodial sentence, arguing that punishment and deterrence are of ‘paramount importance’
  • But Chief Judge of the High Court Mr Justice Jeremy Poon says there are statutory restrictions on punishing young people

Topic |   Hong Kong courts
Anti-government protesters outside Polytechnic University in Hung Hom on November 18, 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang Anti-government protesters outside Polytechnic University in Hung Hom on November 18, 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang
Anti-government protesters outside Polytechnic University in Hung Hom on November 18, 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang
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