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HK man sentenced to 9 years in first national security law case

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Former waiter Tong Ying-kit, 24, was convicted of terrorism and secession earlier this week in Hong Kong.

The first person convicted under Hong Kong’s national security law has been sentenced to nine years in prison, judges said, in a watershed ruling with long-term implications for the city’s judicial landscape.

Former waiter Tong Ying-kit, 24, was convicted on Tuesday of terrorism for driving a motorbike into three police officers and secession for flying a protest flag during a rally on July 1 last year, the day after Beijing imposed the sweeping national security law following months of anti-government protests.

The flag bore the banned slogan, “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times”.

Judges ordered him to serve nine years behind bars for both charges at a sentence hearing on Friday.

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HK man sentenced to 9 years in first national security law case
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