Hong Kong court says zip ties can be considered ‘an instrument fit for unlawful purpose’ as it denies man’s appeal against protest sentence

The first person jailed for possessing zip ties during Hong Kong’s civil unrest almost two years ago has failed to overturn his conviction, with an appellate court finding that the everyday item could be an “instrument fit for unlawful purposes”.In a written judgment released by the judiciary on Monday, the Court of Appeal held that a law initially enacted to prevent specific crimes could also be invoked to charge anyone for carrying any items with a criminal intent.The much-anticipated ruling…


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