HK man sentenced to nine years in first verdict under new national security law

The High Court in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), China, May 4, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)

Tong Ying-kit, the first Hong Konger to be convicted under Hong Kong's national security law, was sentenced to nine years in prison for terrorism and inciting secession.

Tong, 24, rode a motorcycle carrying a flag of "Hong Kong independence" and breached police lines in Wan Chai on July 1, 2020, which caused serious injuries to three police officers.