Man sentenced to 12 months in jail for carrying petrol bombs in Hong Kong
A man was sentenced to 12 months in prison on Monday in Hong Kong for carrying petrol bombs in a violent incident during the social unrest last year.
The man, 23, was found carrying five petrol bombs on Oct. 31 2019 in Mong Kok area where rioters blocked roads, threw petrol bombs and set fires. At a previous trial, he admitted to committing the offense of holding offensive weapons in a public place.
A judge of the West Kowloon Magistrates' Courts said the case was fairly serious and petrol bombs, considering their lethality, cannot be regarded as something used for self-defense.