HONG KONG – 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. It is also gauged to have long-term implications for how the legislation reshapes the city’s common law traditions.
An alternative charge of dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm was not considered.
Former waiter Tong Ying-kit, 24, was accused of driving his motorcycle into three riot police while carrying a flag with the protest slogan “Liberate Hong Kong. Revolution of our times,” which prosecutors said was secessionist.