University of Hong Kong student jailed for six weeks for carrying retractable baton for self-defence

A university student who carried a retractable baton to defend himself from a possible attack during the anti-government protests in Hong Kong was jailed for six weeks on Thursday.West Kowloon Principal Magistrate Peter Law Tak-chuen opted for a shorter jail term for Chen Zimou rather than a stint in the detention centre, which would last at least three months, after finding that Chen was merely carrying the prohibited item for self-defence.Chen, a 24-year-old music student at the University of…

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