Hong Kong court docket sentences man shot by police to three.5 years jail for function in 2019 protests – JURIST

Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Magistrates’ Courts sentenced Hong Kong protester Tsang Chi-kin to 3 and a half years in jail Wednesday on costs of rioting and assaulting a police officer, in accordance with the Hong Kong Free Press. Tsang beforehand pleaded responsible to each costs on September 28 after he was arrested in Sai Kung, Hong Kong whereas making an attempt to flee to Taiwan through boat on July 13.

Tsang was shot by a police officer throughout a Nationwide Day protest on October 1, 2019 after he swung a rod at a police officer. Throughout the protest, Tsang wore goggles, gloves, a respirator, possessed a makeshift defend, and ignored a police warning. About 200 individuals had been current on the protest the place petrol bombs had been thrown and fires had been lit.

In sentencing Tsang to 3 and a half years in jail, Decide Ada Yim held that Tsang’s sentence should mirror the court docket’s willpower to safeguard public order. Whereas Tsang wrote that he regretted his actions in a mitigation letter and Decide Yim discovered that Tsang had cooperated with the police, she espoused that Tsang’s acts had been premeditated and that he had ignored a police warning.

Along with Tsang, Fung Ching-wah was additionally arrested whereas making an attempt to flee Hong Kong for Taiwan with Tsang. Fung was beforehand sentenced to 4 years jail on September 11 over rioting and perverting the course of justice in 2019.

The 2019 Hong Kong protests broke out over the Hong Kong extradition invoice that was subsequently withdrawn by former Hong Kong Chief Govt Carrie Lam on September 4, 2019 after a sequence of mass protests occurred. In

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