Hong Kong student sent back to jail after appeal court finds his original sentence for weapons possession was too lenient

Jan 28, 2021 | INVESTING

A 21-year-old Hong Kong student who had finished serving a 10-day stint in jail for carrying two metal rods during 2019’s social unrest has been sent back to prison after a higher court increased his sentence to three months at prosecutors’ request.The Court of Appeal on Thursday jailed defendant Szeto Ho-san for a second time for possessing offensive weapons in a public place, after prosecutors argued the judgment of the original sentencing magistrate had been coloured by his dismay at their…

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