A landmark ruling in 2021 set out the criteria for proving offences of rioting or taking part in an unlawful assembly. Photo: Sam Tsang
A landmark ruling in 2021 set out the criteria for proving offences of rioting or taking part in an unlawful assembly. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong protests: prosecutors seek to overturn acquittals of 13 defendants on rioting charges, including 9 who already left city

  • Court urged to call retrial despite defendants’ absence, in break from regular criminal case procedures
  • Accused among dozens whose acquittals face challenge from authorities after major 2021 ruling set out criteria for proving offences of rioting or taking part in unlawful assembly

A landmark ruling in 2021 set out the criteria for proving offences of rioting or taking part in an unlawful assembly. Photo: Sam Tsang
A landmark ruling in 2021 set out the criteria for proving offences of rioting or taking part in an unlawful assembly. Photo: Sam Tsang
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