Hong Kong national security law: first person jailed under legislation drops appeal against 9-year sentence

The first person jailed under Hong Kong’s national security law has dropped an appeal against his conviction and nine-year sentence.Former restaurant worker Leon Tong Ying-kit became the first person to be sanctioned under the Beijing-imposed legislation in July last year, after three High Court judges hand-picked by the city leader to oversee security law proceedings convicted him of inciting secession and terrorism during the annual July 1 protest in 2020.Clive Grossman SC, the leading…


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