Hong Kong 22-year-old man sentenced to one year for possession of petrol bombs judge: serious offence

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 Hong Kong 22-year-old man sentenced to one year for possession of petrol bombs judge: serious offence


Kwun Tong Court (orange News)

Overseas network, Jan. 2 - a 22-year-old Hong Kong man was found hiding a petrol bomb during a demonstration in Tseung Kwan O on October 13, 2019. The defendant was sentenced to one years imprisonment for an offence of possession of offensive weapons in public. According to Hong Kong media, this is the first time that a mob has been sentenced for possession of a petrol bomb since the practice storm.

Two men, aged 22 and 23, were charged with possession of petrol bombs during a demonstration in Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, on October 13 last year. They were charged with possession of offensive weapons in public places. The case was heard again in the Kwun Tong court today (2 days). Liu, a 22-year-old unemployed defendant, admitted that there was no legality outside the elevator on the second floor of the Shangde square in Tseung Kwan O on that day He was sentenced to one years imprisonment for carrying offensive weapons, two petrol bombs, with authority or reasonable excuse.

Another defendant is Yao Mou, a 23-year-old stage designer. Yao is also charged with a crime of bodily injury caused by an attack on Yin Mou in Niutoujiao on September 14, 2019.

According to the report, at about 4 p.m. on the day of the incident, a mob set up a road block. The police saw the defendant escape at the scene of the incident. During the pursuit, the defendant once left his backpack and took off his jacket. At last, he was arrested on the second floor of the Shangde parking lot. The police found two inflammables such as gasoline bombs and lighters in his backpack, and the defendant kept silent under the warning.

Data chart of gasoline bomb (report)

The defense submitted seven petition letters, in which the defendant wrote that during the period of remand, he had deep introspection and understood to express his appeal by peaceful and rational means. After being arrested, his parents were worried about and affected their future, feeling powerless and sad. The defendants parents, friends and principal also wrote plea.

However, the judge pointed out that although the defendant had made a confession for the first time and had introspection, the case was a serious one. The petrol bombs were lethal and the defendants action was obviously intended to damage public safety. The judge is glad that no damage or injury has been caused, otherwise the case will be transferred to a higher court. According to the judge, this case should be sentenced to deterrent punishment. Considering his personal background and other factors, the corresponding sentence has been reduced and the final sentence is 12 months.

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