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First person charged under Hong Kong national security law found guilty

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Hong Kong, Jul 27 (EFE/EPA).- The first person to be put on trial under Hong Kong’s controversial national security law was found guilty by the High Court of inciting secession and acts of terrorism on Tuesday.Leon Tong Ying-kit was arrested on 1 July 2020, just hours after the Beijing-designed security law was enacted in the protest-rocked special status territory, according to local media.Tong, 24, was accused of driving his motorcycle into a group of police officers as he waved a pro-independence flag with the message “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times” during mass demonstrations in the latter half of 2019. The guilty charges could carry a life sentence. (Camera: MIGUEL CANDELA).SHOT LIST: GENERAL VIEW OUTSIDE THE HIGH COURT IN HONG KONG; AND CORRECTION SERVICES DEPARTMENT VAN THOUGHT TO CARRY TONG YING-KIT, CONVICTED UNDER THE HONG KONG NATIONAL SECURITY LAW, LEAVES THE HIGH COURT IN HONG KONG.

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