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Security Act: guilty verdict in first Hong Kong trial

For the first time, a Hong Kong court has found a defendant guilty under the National Security Act. The 24-year-old accused had crashed a motorcycle into a group of police officers a little over a year ago, injuring three people. Because a flag with the inscription “Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our times” was mounted on his motorcycle during the rampage, authorities had initiated investigations for violations of the security law. The accused now faces life imprisonment. The sentence is expected to be announced this week.

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