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Hong Kong protests: court acquits man arrested with airgun, laser pointer, citing mental illness

A jobless man caught carrying an air pistol and a laser pointer in a Hong Kong shopping centre amid 2019’s social unrest was acquitted on Tuesday after a magistrate accepted that he might have been mentally unstable at the time.But acting principal magistrate Jason Wan Siu-ming also rejected prosecutors’ request to consider imposing a hospital order on Chu Kai-pong, saying he did not find the 23-year-old suffered from a mental disorder that would require the court to send him for compulsory…

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