Twelve sentenced to jail for storming Hong Kong legislature in 2019

By Thomson Reuters Mar 15, 2024 | 10:39 PM

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A Hong Kong court on Saturday sentenced 12 people to jail terms in a high-profile rioting case linked to the storming of the city legislature during a pro-democracy protest in 2019.

Those sentenced by district court Judge Li Chi-ho included actor Gregory Wong, 45, who had pleaded not guilty.

The political activists Ventus Lau and Owen Chow, who had pleaded guilty, were also given jail terms.

(Reporting by James Pomfret, Jessie Pang and Edward Cho; Editing by William Mallard)