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Duo who threw eggs at Joshua Wong jailed

2015-11-09 HKT 16:13
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  • The attack on Joshua Wong took place in November last year. File photo: RTHK
    The attack on Joshua Wong took place in November last year. File photo: RTHK
Two men who threw eggs at student activist Joshua Wong have been given two-week jail terms, after the Department of Justice asked for a review of their original sentences.

Li Wong and Cheung Ka-shing were initially fined HK$3,000 each, after they pleaded guilty to common assault. But the prosecution found the penalties too lenient.

Kowloon City Court was told that probation reports on the defendants showed that they are likely to commit similar offences in the future, as they didn't see anything wrong in their action despite pleading guilty. Li had missed four appointments with the probation officer, while Cheung was said to be un-cooperative.

The attack took place in November last year, when the two threw eggs at Wong as the convenor of the student group Scholarism came out of Kowloon City Court.