A young doctor is the first to be charged in Hong Kong on Friday with terrorism and incitement to secession. This is in line with the new national security law passed by the Chinese government this week.
The 23-year-old Tong Ying Kit has been accused by the police of inciting others “to commit secession or undermine national unity” and “terrorist activities”, according to local chain RTHK. His case was before the West Kowloon Magistrates Court negotiated, but the young man was absent.
The young man is accused of having embedded a motorcycle against a group of police officers during protests in Hong Kong on Wednesday against the new security law and on the anniversary of the union with China. Tong carried a flag that read “Liberate Hong Kong, the revolution of our time,” the newspaper said.
During the hearing, the indictment found that Tong had committed terrorist activities “to force the central government or the Hong Kong government or intimidate public order to pursue a political agenda.”