31 Oct '17, 9am

Dark times in Hong Kong when our story filed from court reads like an Onion article

Dark times in Hong Kong when our story filed from court reads like an Onion article

Hong Kong democracy activist Avery Ng was Tuesday found guilty of assault for throwing a sandwich towards the city's then-leader which hit a police officer. Ng, 40, chairman of political party the League of Social Democrats, was sentenced to three weeks in jail but released on bail pending an appeal. It was the latest in a series of cases against democracy activists which have led to accusations of interference in the judiciary as Beijing tightens its grip on the semi-autonomous city. Judge So Wai-tak said the sentence was a "deterrent" against what he described as "violent means" used in protests against government policies, although he acknowledged the fact that the weapon was a sandwich merited a shorter jail term. Afterwards Ng told reporters he believed the judicial system was being used by the city's Beijing-backed government. "Only in such a ridiculous place as the ...

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