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Hong Kong security law

Hong Kong man given 9-year sentence in first security law case

Term given former waiter Tong Ying-kit likely to set precedent for others

HONG KONG -- The first person convicted under the national security law Beijing imposed on Hong Kong was sentenced to nine years in prison on Friday.

Tong Ying-kit, a 24-year-old former restaurant worker, was found guilty of secession and terrorism on Tuesday, a year after he drove his motorcycle into a line of police with a flag reading, "Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of Our Times." Three officers were injured.

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