Anti-government protesters at a 2019 demonstration.  Photo: Sam Tsang
Anti-government protesters at a 2019 demonstration. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong protests: teenager spared hard labour for carrying laser pointer after judge finds ‘he has reflected on his behaviour’

  • The 17-year-old student wins appeal at High Court against a six-month detention order by a magistrate over offence in November 2019 protest
  • Judge instead orders boy to undertake 200 hours of community service, noting case had dragged on for more than two years with teen spending nine weeks behind bars