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Hong Kong protests: conviction upheld for social worker who obstructed police, but sentence cut to eight months on appeal

A Hong Kong social worker jailed for a year for obstructing police at a 2019 anti-government protest has seen his conviction upheld but his sentence trimmed to eight months following a partially successful appeal at the High Court.Lau Ka-tung vowed to clear his name at the Court of Final Appeal after the lower appellate court on Tuesday found “apparent” evidence he had taken part in an unlawful assembly when he stood in front of a police cordon in a bid to convince officers to halt a clearance…A Hong Kong social worker jailed for a year for obstructing police at a 2019 anti-government protest has seen his conviction upheld but his sentence trimmed to eight months following a partially successful appeal at the High Court.Lau Ka-tung vowed to clear his name at the Court of Final Appeal after the lower appellate court on Tuesday found “apparent” evidence he had taken part in an unlawful assembly when he stood in front of a police cordon in a bid to convince officers to halt a clearance…Read MoreSouth China Morning Post