hong kong man sentenced to 9 years in prison in first national security case - Hong Kong man sentenced to 9 years in prison in first national security case

HONG KONG (REUTERS) – The first person convicted under Hong Kong’s national security law will face nine years in prison for terrorist activities and inciting secession, judges said on Friday (July 30), in a watershed ruling with long-term implications for the city’s judicial landscape.

Former waiter Tong Ying Kit, 24, was accused of driving his motorcycle into three riot police last year while carrying a flag with the protest slogan “Liberate Hong Kong. Revolution of our times”, which judges ruled this week was “capable of inciting others to commit secession”.

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