Student Natalie Lee was cleared of rioting. Photo: Edmond So Student Natalie Lee was cleared of rioting. Photo: Edmond So
Student Natalie Lee was cleared of rioting. Photo: Edmond So

Hong Kong protests: justice department lodges appeal over court’s decision to acquit trio of rioting, arguing it could set far-reaching precedent

  • Department takes issue with judge’s finding that people cannot be guilty of taking part in a riot if they are not present at the crime scene
  • It argues the ruling negates the long-established common law principle of ‘joint enterprise’, which is often used to convict accomplices to a crime

Topic |   Hong Kong protests
Student Natalie Lee was cleared of rioting. Photo: Edmond So Student Natalie Lee was cleared of rioting. Photo: Edmond So
Student Natalie Lee was cleared of rioting. Photo: Edmond So
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