Three Court of Appeal judges on Thursday ruled to increase the sentence of a student convicted of weapons possession in 2019. Photo: Warton Li Three Court of Appeal judges on Thursday ruled to increase the sentence of a student convicted of weapons possession in 2019. Photo: Warton Li
Three Court of Appeal judges on Thursday ruled to increase the sentence of a student convicted of weapons possession in 2019. Photo: Warton Li

Hong Kong student sent back to jail after appeal court finds his original sentence for weapons possession was too lenient

  • Prosecutors argue the original sentencing magistrate’s judgment had been coloured by his dismay over disparities in the handling of a similar case
  • Both cases involved students with weapons, but in one, prosecutors declined to pursue charges against a young mainland man who sang the national anthem while brandishing a knife at protesters

Topic |   Hong Kong protests
Three Court of Appeal judges on Thursday ruled to increase the sentence of a student convicted of weapons possession in 2019. Photo: Warton Li Three Court of Appeal judges on Thursday ruled to increase the sentence of a student convicted of weapons possession in 2019. Photo: Warton Li
Three Court of Appeal judges on Thursday ruled to increase the sentence of a student convicted of weapons possession in 2019. Photo: Warton Li
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