File- In this Monday, July 6, 2020, file photo, Tong Ying-kit, 23 years old, arrives at a court for the violation of the new security law after carrying a flag reading “Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of our times” during a protest in Hong Kong. Tong has been sentenced to nine years in prison in the closely watched first case under Hong Kong’s national security law as Beijing tightens control over the territory. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)

Hong Kong protester given 9-year term in 1st security case

HONG KONG (AP) — A pro-democracy protester was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison in the closely watched first prosecution under Hong Kong’s national security law as the ruling…

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This file photo taken on July 6, 2020 shows Tong Ying-kit, who is charged with inciting secession and terrorism after he drove a motorbike into police while flying a protest flag during a rally on July 1, 2020, arriving at the West Kowloon court in Hong Kong. – A Hong Kong court will lay down a marker on the city’s future legal landscape on July 27, 2021 when it delivers its verdict on Tong in the first trial using a national security law imposed by China to stamp out dissent. (Photo by ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP)

First person charged under HK security law found guilty of terrorism, inciting secession

HONG KONG (Reuters) – The first person charged under Hong Kong’s national security law was found guilty on Tuesday of terrorism and inciting secession in a landmark case that carries long-term implications for how the legislation will reshape the city’s common law traditions. Former waiter Tong Ying-kit, 24,…

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Men are detained by riot police during a march against national security law at the anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China from Britain in Hong Kong, China July 1, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Hong Kong police arrest nearly 200 in first protest under new security law

HONG KONG, July 1 (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired water cannon and tear gas and arrested nearly 200 people on Wednesday as protesters took to the streets in defiance…

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HK police makes first arrest under new national security law

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police said on Wednesday they arrested a man holding a flag advocating for independence, the first arrest under a sweeping national security law Beijing…

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Riot police officers stand guard ahead of a pro-democracy march in the Central district of Hong Kong on June 9, 2020, as the city marks the one-year anniversary since pro-democracy protests erupted following opposition to a bill allowing extraditions to mainland China.

China to foreign critics: Hong Kong law ‘none of your business’

China on Wednesday slammed international criticism over a controversial new national security law for Hong Kong, saying other countries should keep their noses out. Western governments and critics have warned…

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China passes Hong Kong security law: reports

China passed a sweeping national security law for Hong Kong on Tuesday, multiple local media outlets in the city reported Tuesday, in what critics fear will herald a wave of…

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