The 15-year-old defendant was arrested as police chased protesters into Prince Edward MTR station on the night of August 31, 2019. Photo: AP The 15-year-old defendant was arrested as police chased protesters into Prince Edward MTR station on the night of August 31, 2019. Photo: AP
The 15-year-old defendant was arrested as police chased protesters into Prince Edward MTR station on the night of August 31, 2019. Photo: AP

Hong Kong protests: teen gets up to 3 years at training centre for carrying firebombs, role in 2019 demonstration

  • Lawyers for boy, who was 13 at the time of arrest, had pushed for a hard labour sentence that would have been capped at six months
  • But Judge Frankie Yiu said the risk the improvised explosive devices had posed to commuters and teen’s active role at protest warranted a longer term

Topic |   Hong Kong protests
The 15-year-old defendant was arrested as police chased protesters into Prince Edward MTR station on the night of August 31, 2019. Photo: AP The 15-year-old defendant was arrested as police chased protesters into Prince Edward MTR station on the night of August 31, 2019. Photo: AP
The 15-year-old defendant was arrested as police chased protesters into Prince Edward MTR station on the night of August 31, 2019. Photo: AP
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