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First national security law defendant denied bail

2020-07-06 HKT 17:00
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  • The case has been adjourned to October, to allow the police to review CCTV footage that covers several roads in Wan Chai. File photo: RTHK
    The case has been adjourned to October, to allow the police to review CCTV footage that covers several roads in Wan Chai. File photo: RTHK
Timmy Sung reports
The West Kowloon court has denied bail to the first person in Hong Kong charged under the newly enacted national security law.

Tong Ying-kit, 23, was in a wheelchair as he appeared in court for the first time. He had missed the previous hearing on Friday, as he was still in hospital.

He faces two charges: incitement to secession and engaging in terrorist activities.

The case is linked to the alleged collision of a motorbike with a group of officers in Wan Chai, during protests on July 1.

The prosecution requested to adjourn the case for three months until October 6, so police can review CCTV footage that covers several roads in Wan Chai.

Prosecutors also cited article 42 of the national security law in objecting the defendant’s bail, saying he shouldn’t be released unless the court believes he won’t continue to commit acts endangering national security.