First National Security Law Case, a Hong Kong Man Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison

Judges have condemned the first individual convicted under Hong Kong’s national security law to nine years in jail, in a landmark decision with far-reaching repercussions for the city’s judicial scene.

Tong Ying-kit, a former waiter, was found guilty on Tuesday of terrorism and secession for riding a motorcycle into three police officers on July 1, last year, the day after Beijing enacted the sweeping national security law in response to months of anti-government protests.

The illegal message “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times” was printed on the banner.

At a sentencing hearing on Friday, judges sentenced him to nine years in prison for both offenses.

John Howard

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