The case was heard at Sha Tin Court. Photo: Winson Wong
The case was heard at Sha Tin Court. Photo: Winson Wong

Hong Kong protests: court acquits man arrested with airgun, laser pointer, citing mental illness

  • Magistrate also rejects request to impose a hospital order on the defendant, noting he received psychiatric treatment while remanded in custody for five months
  • The man was arrested with the weapons during 2019’s social unrest, but the absence of any protests nearby further pointed towards acquittal, magistrate says

The case was heard at Sha Tin Court. Photo: Winson Wong
The case was heard at Sha Tin Court. Photo: Winson Wong
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