World Hong Kong: 16-year-old pro-democracy activist convicted of participating in the 2019 riots
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The youngest Hong Kong activist of the events of 2019, who was prosecuted for "riot" was sentenced on appeal, Wednesday March 3, to a stay in a juvenile detention center. A first, when all pro-democracy "rioters" have so far received prison sentences.
With our correspondent in Hong Kong , Florence de Changy 6 The young boy, now 16 years old, and whose name is protected, was 14 years old at the time of the alleged facts 6: "6 participation in a riot 6 "and" 6 attempted arson 6 ".
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8 He admitted to having thrown a Molotov cocktail in the direction of a policeman without however injuring him, in the very dense district of Mong Kok, in November 2019. At the same time, thousands of
students were occupying the Polytechnic University no far from it, one of the most violent moments of the entire period of anti-government chaos. 8 The judge felt that the youngster may have been influenced by some academics or politicians, indirectly throwing stone at the elders of the movement. 8 The accused was therefore sentenced to an undefined "6 short period 6" in a juvenile detention center with psychological follow-up. In Hong Kong, the precise length of stay is decided by the director of sentences, and upon release, young people may be subject to other conditions, such as a curfew. 8 This is the first time that an citizen accused of riots in connection with the events of 2019 has escaped prison. 7 ► See also: Hong Kong: 47 people indicted in the name of the national security law 0
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