Hong Kong’s airport was crippled by protesters in 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang Hong Kong’s airport was crippled by protesters in 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang
Hong Kong’s airport was crippled by protesters in 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong protests: trio gets stiffest jail sentence of up to 5½ years for airport assault, judge laments challenges faced by low-level judicial officers

  • Three suspects, found guilty of rioting and assaulting a mainland Chinese journalist at the airport in August 2019, were jailed for up to five years and six months
  • District Judge Clement Lee says grass-roots level judges face ‘difficult situation’ amid higher court’s criticism and reform calls by politicians

Topic |   Hong Kong protests
Hong Kong’s airport was crippled by protesters in 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang Hong Kong’s airport was crippled by protesters in 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang
Hong Kong’s airport was crippled by protesters in 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang
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