The 18-year-old defendant was arrested at a protest on January 1 last year. Photo: Nora Tam The 18-year-old defendant was arrested at a protest on January 1 last year. Photo: Nora Tam
The 18-year-old defendant was arrested at a protest on January 1 last year. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong protests: magistrate rejects prosecutors’ request to increase penalty for suspect who had vandalised police truck

  • Judge says detention five months after initial sentence inappropriate for Chan Yip-wan, 18, who was also found with flammable liquids at protest last year
  • Prosecutors earlier argued punishment should be labour-intensive detention to strike a balance between punishment, deterrence and rehabilitation

Topic |   Hong Kong courts
The 18-year-old defendant was arrested at a protest on January 1 last year. Photo: Nora Tam The 18-year-old defendant was arrested at a protest on January 1 last year. Photo: Nora Tam
The 18-year-old defendant was arrested at a protest on January 1 last year. Photo: Nora Tam
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