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First Protester Tried Under Hong Kong’s National Security Law Receives 9 Years

HeadlineJul 30, 2021

In Hong Kong, the first protester to be tried under a sweeping national security law was sentenced to nine years for inciting terrorism and secessionism. Tong Ying-kit was arrested in 2020 while riding a motorbike and flying a flag with the slogan “liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times.” Over 100 people have been arrested under the legislation following months of massive mobilizations in 2019.

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