The first man to challenge his detention on charges under Hong Kong’s new national security law will have to foot the government’s bill despite having raised important public issues because he had adopted a wrong legal procedure.But the High Court also refused the Department of Justice’s bid for Tong Ying-kit, 23, to pay more costs, on an indemnity basis, concluding in its Friday judgment that the arguments raised on his behalf were “not so devoid of merits that pursuing them should be regarded…


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