Hong Kong protesters take to the streets on the night of July 28, 2019. Photo: Felix Wong Hong Kong protesters take to the streets on the night of July 28, 2019. Photo: Felix Wong
Hong Kong protesters take to the streets on the night of July 28, 2019. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong protests: top court to look into use of ‘joint enterprise’ rule for rioting, unlawful assembly cases

  • Issue stems from case last year in which trio were acquitted of rioting after judge ruled offenders would have to ‘assemble together’ at a crime scene
  • Under joint enterprise principle, all participants of a riot can be held liable regardless of whether they are physically at scene, so long as they share common purpose

Topic |   Hong Kong protests
Hong Kong protesters take to the streets on the night of July 28, 2019. Photo: Felix Wong Hong Kong protesters take to the streets on the night of July 28, 2019. Photo: Felix Wong
Hong Kong protesters take to the streets on the night of July 28, 2019. Photo: Felix Wong
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