Seven policemen have been sentenced to two years in prison for assaulting pro-democracy activist Ken Tsang during the 2014 Occupy protests, RTHK reports.
District Court Judge David Dufton said imprisonment was appropriate as the officers had dishonored the force and damaged Hong Kong’s reputation. Also, he said there was no justification for the assault on Tsang.
The seven policemen were found guilty of assault occasioning actual bodily harm when they kicked and punched Tsang in a dimly lit corner of Tamar Park in the early hours of October 15, 2014.
They are Chief Inspector Wong Cho-sing, Senior Inspector Lau Cheuk-ngai, Sergeant Pak Wing-bun and police constables Lau Hing-pui, Wong Wai-ho, Kwan Ka-ho and Chan Siu-tan.
The attack left the former Civic Party member with injuries to his face, neck, chest and back.
However, the judge said the injuries did not amount to grievous bodily harm.
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