Lui Sai-yu, 25, is appealing his jail sentence for advocating Hong Kong’s independence and resistance against the Chinese Communist Party on social media. Photo: Warton Li
Lui Sai-yu, 25, is appealing his jail sentence for advocating Hong Kong’s independence and resistance against the Chinese Communist Party on social media. Photo: Warton Li

Judges cannot impose sentences for serious national security crimes lighter than mandatory minimum, Hong Kong court hears

  • Prosecutors argue judges cannot reduce sentences for the most egregious national security crimes below mandatory minimum laid out by Beijing
  • But High Court rejects their assertion that Hong Kong should understand the security law using mainland Chinese legal doctrines

Lui Sai-yu, 25, is appealing his jail sentence for advocating Hong Kong’s independence and resistance against the Chinese Communist Party on social media. Photo: Warton Li
Lui Sai-yu, 25, is appealing his jail sentence for advocating Hong Kong’s independence and resistance against the Chinese Communist Party on social media. Photo: Warton Li
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