Hong Kong journalist sentenced for obstructing police

STORY: Ronson Chan, chairman of the Hong Kong Journalists Association, was detained and handcuffed by two plainclothes officers while covering a story after he failed to hand over his personal identity card.

Chan, who pleaded not guilty, earlier told the court that he had asked the police to show them their warrant cards before handing over his document, which all Hong Kong residents must carry.

Magistrate Leung Ka-kie granted Chan HK$30,000 ($3,838.48) bail after his lawyers said he would appeal. The journalist cannot leave Hong Kong and had to surrender his travel documents.