Hong Kong justice department asks for greater role in suggesting punishments for certain offences

Hong Kong’s justice department has asked an appeal court to remove a three-decade old rule and allow prosecutors to recommend specific punishments for certain offenders, but a judge declined to immediately consider the request given its potential “huge…

Hong Kong’s justice department has asked an appeal court to remove a three-decade old rule and allow prosecutors to recommend specific punishments for certain offenders, but a judge declined to immediately consider the request given its potential “huge impact” on the legal system.The suggestion was made during a sentence review hearing on Thursday, where a senior prosecutor asked three appeal justices to hand down a heavier penalty to a 16-year-old who was given a three-year probation for…

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