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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

A police officer stands guard for Tong Ying-kit's arrival at the Hong Kong High Court for sentencing on July 30.   © AP

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.

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