Hong Kong: Court convicts 7 men over Yuen Long attack
24 July 2021 | 8:48 am
A judge sentenced seven men to jail over their "indiscriminate" attack on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong two years ago. This was the first conviction over the beatings that refueled protests in the city.
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