Hong Kong lawyer jailed 7 days for blocking police officer outside court, magistrate points to lack of ‘objective’ evidence accused is sorry

Mar 2, 2022 | INVESTING

A lawyer in Hong Kong was jailed on Wednesday for obstructing a police officer outside a court last year, with the magistrate pointing to a lack of “objective” evidence that the accused felt sorry for the offence.Leo Yau Lut-pong was sentenced to seven days behind bars at the trial at West Kowloon Court, the same building police had barred him from entering when a hearing following the largest national security law crackdown to date was under way.The 35-year-old lawyer from Bond Ng Solicitors…

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