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US News Hong Kong: Opening of the first trial launched under the National Security Act

11:05  23 june  2021
11:05  23 june  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Le militant Tong Ying- Kit lors de son arrivée au tribunal dans un van de police le 6 juillet 2020 à Hong Kong. © AP - Vincent Yu The Tong Ying-Kit activist when he arrived in court in a police van on July 6, 2020 in Hong Kong .

in Hong Kong, the first trial under the new national security law, in effect since July 1, has opened this Wednesday at the High Court. The accused is a 24-year-old and for the first time in Hong Kong's history, there will be no jury at the request of the Minister of Justice.

with our correspondent in Hong Kong, Florence of Changy

Everyone in Hong Kong remembers these images that had largely circulated on July 1, 2020, while the special administrative region was shocked by the entry into force of The new national security law, the day before at 23 hours. Tong Ying Kit then motto to a group of policemen, with, floating behind him a large black banner proclaiming one of the slogans of the revolt of the summer of 2019: "Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of our time".

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Video: Police around the Hong Kong court for the first trial on behalf of the National Security Act (AFP)

He had been the first Hong Kong citizen to be arrested and charged under the LSN. It is now accused of terrorism and incentive to secession, as well as have caused serious injury due to dangerous driving.

The accused has been in preventive prison for a year despite the ordinance of habeas corpus issued by his lawyers. It will be judged without a jury, following a decision of the Minister of Justice against whom his lawyers appealed and lost.

But a trial without a jury at first instance has been largely perceived as a sprain in Hong Kong's legal procedures.

It is therefore three judges authorized national security law by the executive chief, Carrie Lam , which will make the verdict at the end of this trial that should last at least three weeks.

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