Tong Ying-kit, the first person to be charged under the national security law, will stand trial at the High Court. Photo: Handout Tong Ying-kit, the first person to be charged under the national security law, will stand trial at the High Court. Photo: Handout
Tong Ying-kit, the first person to be charged under the national security law, will stand trial at the High Court. Photo: Handout

First person charged under Hong Kong’s national security law will stand trial at High Court, with no cap on sentencing

  • The prosecution’s decision to try the case at the High Court means defendant Tong Ying-kit will face the full weight of the controversial law
  • Sentences under the legislation run up to life imprisonment, with a minimum of 10 years in severe cases

Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
Tong Ying-kit, the first person to be charged under the national security law, will stand trial at the High Court. Photo: Handout Tong Ying-kit, the first person to be charged under the national security law, will stand trial at the High Court. Photo: Handout
Tong Ying-kit, the first person to be charged under the national security law, will stand trial at the High Court. Photo: Handout
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