Jail terms for Yuen Long protester duo upheld - RTHK
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Jail terms for Yuen Long protester duo upheld

2020-08-06 HKT 16:06
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  • The court ruled that the eight-month jail sentences for possessing weapons during a protest in Yuen Long in July last year was justified. File photo: RTHK
    The court ruled that the eight-month jail sentences for possessing weapons during a protest in Yuen Long in July last year was justified. File photo: RTHK
A High Court judge has dismissed appeals lodged by two men against their eight-month jail sentences each for possessing weapons during a protest in Yuen Long in July last year.

Chu Tsz-wan and Yung Wai-shing, both in their 20s, were caught having helmets, a laser pointer, an extendable baton, a slingshot and steel balls with them, among other things.

They were also wearing protective gear at the time.

Handing down his ruling, Justice Albert Wong said the magistrate didn't make mistakes and the sentences weren't particularly heavy.

He said adopting a starting point of 12 months' imprisonment wasn't unreasonable, and a deduction of one-third of the sentence was also appropriate.