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Hong Kong protesters given a nine-year term in the first security case | WGN Radio 720

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The prison van arrives on Friday, July 30, 2021 when police are guarding the arrival of Ton Inkit at the Hong Kong High Court in Hong Kong. On July 1, 2020, police officers rallyed democracy with the flag on the banned slogan, “Liberate Hong Kong and Revolution in Our Times.” The court announced that 24-year-old Tong would be sentenced on Friday. (AP Photo / Vincent Yu)

Hong Kong (AP) —Protesters against democratization sentenced to nine years in prison on Friday in the first case carefully watched under Hong Kong’s national security law as Beijing strengthened control of its territory. I did.

Tong Ying-kit was convicted Tuesday at a rally on July 1, 2020, for inciting withdrawal and terrorism by driving his motorcycle into a group of police officers. He raised a flag with the banned slogan “Liberate Hong Kong, a revolution in our time.”

The ruling Communist Party imposed security laws on the former British colony last year following an anti-government protest that broke out in mid-2019.

Hong Kong protesters given a nine-year term in the first security case | WGN Radio 720

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