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On 2 July 2020, the High Court heard the AGC’s application for an order of committal against Mr Li Shengwu for contempt of court.
In the past few months, quite a number of people have been charged in court for COVID-19 related offences, and there may have been questions from the public as to why some were charged, while others were not. The Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) emphasizes that every case is assessed based on its own facts and circumstances, and that the prosecution takes into account a variety of factors, including the severity of the breach and the culpability of the offender.
The dynamic and evolving COVID-19 situation has presented the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) with a set of unique challenges and changed the way our prosecutors go about doing their work. However, AGC remains committed to our mission while supporting the Government’s efforts in fighting COVID-19, and is fully operational to deal with prosecution matters so that the criminal justice system continues to function in these extraordinary times.