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Hong Kong security law

Hong Kong man given near-6 year sentence for slogans

31-year-old Ma Chun-man's case seen as litmus test for free speech

A prison van carrying Tong Ying-kit, the first person charged under the national security law: A Hong Kong court has now sentenced a second man under the rules.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- A 31-year-old Hong Kong man was sentenced to five years and nine months in prison on Thursday for chanting slogans seen as advocating independence from China, ending the second trial under the sweeping national security law imposed last year by Beijing.

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