Prosecutors want another tool to charge people with rioting or joining an illegal assembly, but the city’s top justices are not convinced. Photo: Warton Li
Prosecutors want another tool to charge people with rioting or joining an illegal assembly, but the city’s top justices are not convinced. Photo: Warton Li

Appeal case before Hong Kong’s top court to decide how law defines riot participants

  • Prosecutors want another tool to charge people with rioting or joining an illegal assembly even if they were not physically present
  • But the top justices have pushed back, saying existing offences such as taking part in a conspiracy or aiding and abetting provide are sufficient

Topic |   Hong Kong Basic Law
Prosecutors want another tool to charge people with rioting or joining an illegal assembly, but the city’s top justices are not convinced. Photo: Warton Li
Prosecutors want another tool to charge people with rioting or joining an illegal assembly, but the city’s top justices are not convinced. Photo: Warton Li
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