Rioting accused student allowed to study in Poland

Local | 11 Sep 2019 1:58 pm

A High Court judge has today granted a student, who faces a count of rioting, to leave Hong Kong for an exchange program in Poland.

Lee Sin-ying, 20, accused of participating in a riot with other unidentified people outside the Sham Shui Po police station on August 29, was granted bail by the Kowloon Magistrates' Courts, but was barred from leaving the city.

After reviewing the footage provided by the Department of Justice, Justice Joseph Yau Chi-lap considered that the evidence is not as "strong" as the department described and studying is an act that young people are encouraged to do, and allowed a change in bail conditions.

Lee's bail money was increased to HK$200,000 and she will be allowed to leave Hong Kong to study in Poland between September 24 and February 4, 2020. She is also not required to attend the hearing at the Kowloon City Magistrates' Courts on November 11.

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