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Hong Kong security law

Hong Kong activist gets 3.5-year term in security law plea deal

Judge reduces sentence by a quarter for 20-year-old Tony Chung

Tony Chung, seen here in police custody after his arrest in October 2020, was the founder of pro-Hong Kong independence group Studentlocalism.     © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong activist Tony Chung was sentenced on Tuesday to three years and seven months' imprisonment in the first judgment for a person pleading guilty under the city's national security law.

Chung, founder of the pro-Hong Kong independence group Studentlocalism, has been in custody since his arrest in October 2020 at a coffee shop across the street from the U.S. consulate general, where he reportedly intended to seek asylum.

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