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Hong Kong court delivers first national security law conviction

Motorcyclist Tong Ying-kit found guilty of terrorism and secession

HONG KONG -- A Hong Kong court on Tuesday convicted a 24-year-old motorcyclist of secession and terrorism, the first verdict to be handed down under the national security law imposed on the city by Beijing a year ago.

Tong Ying-kit faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment in the case, centered on his actions on July 1, 2020 -- hours after the security law came into effect -- when he drove into a line of police with a flag mounted on his bike reading, "Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of Our Times."

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