Court of Appeal to hear appeal case of 1st man convicted under National Security Law on 22nd March 2022


26th November 2021 – (Hong Kong) In Hong Kong’s first case of violation of the National Security Law, the 24-year-old defendant Tong Ying-kit was convicted of inciting secession and terrorist activities. He was sentenced to 9 years in prison on 30th July 2021. His driving licence was also suspended for 10 years. On 13th August, Tong formally filed an appeal against his conviction and sentence to the Court of Appeal of the High Court. The High Court initiated a session this morning (26th) to give instructions for hearing. The Court of Appeal scheduled the appeal case to be heard on 22nd March next year, which is expected to take two days. The judge also ordered the appellant to submit written submissions on or before 14th January next year, and the respondent must respond within 14 days.

The 24-year-old defendant Tong Ying-kit was accused of driving a motorcycle (vehicle registration number TV7283) with the “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of times” flag into the police defence line and wounding 3 police officers (8260, 2674, 12197).