Tong Ying-kit, 23, arrives in court on Wednesday, where his defence team mounted a legal challenge of the new national security law’s rules governing bail. Photo: K. Y. ChengTong Ying-kit, 23, arrives in court on Wednesday, where his defence team mounted a legal challenge of the new national security law’s rules governing bail. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Tong Ying-kit, 23, arrives in court on Wednesday, where his defence team mounted a legal challenge of the new national security law’s rules governing bail. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Hong Kong’s national security law violates arbitrary detention protections, lawyers argue in first constitutional challenge to legislation

  • The article in question acts as an effective ‘no bail’ provision, says defence team for Tong Ying-kit, accused of riding motorcycle into group of police
  • But government lawyers call attempt to seek writ of habeas corpus an ‘abuse of process’, saying the defendant can simply apply for bail

Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
Tong Ying-kit, 23, arrives in court on Wednesday, where his defence team mounted a legal challenge of the new national security law’s rules governing bail. Photo: K. Y. ChengTong Ying-kit, 23, arrives in court on Wednesday, where his defence team mounted a legal challenge of the new national security law’s rules governing bail. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Tong Ying-kit, 23, arrives in court on Wednesday, where his defence team mounted a legal challenge of the new national security law’s rules governing bail. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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