Youngest Hong Kong protester sentenced for rioting | The Guardian Nigeria News


Hong Kong pro-democracy activists are escorted into a van as they leave the Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre, the day after appearing at the West Kowloon Court on the charge of conspiracy to commit subversion, in Hong Kong on March 2, 2021. (Photo by VERNON YUEN / AFP)

A Hong Kong teenager became the youngest person so far to plead guilty to rioting during 2019’s huge pro-democracy protests on Wednesday, as he admitted throwing a petrol bomb at police when aged just 14.

The judge accepted advice from the city’s correctional services and sent the 16-year-old boy to a detention centre, an alternative to prison for young offenders.

The period of detention will be decided by the correctional services, with a minimum duration of one month and a maximum of half a year.

The teen, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was 14 years old at the time of his arrest in November 2019.

He was convicted of rioting and arson after pleading guilty and admitting to throwing a petrol bomb…

Source: Guardian Newspaper