Hong Kong: First security law defendant stands trial without jury
24 June 2021 | 11:04 am
Tong Ying-kit, the first person to be arrested under the national security law, has pleaded not guilty of inciting secessionism. Meanwhile, there has been another arrest at pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily.
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