Hong Kong security law: Defendant in first trial files bid to overturn ‘no jury’ decision

The first person to be charged under Hong Kong’s national security law is to seek the right to launch a judicial review against a Department of Justice decision to prosecute him without a jury present, his lawyer told the High Court during a pretrial hearing on Tuesday. Tong Ying-kit’s trial has been set for late June after the court refused an application by his legal team for its postponement pending the possible judicial review. Tong was charged with acts of terrorism and inciting secession last July, on the day after the security law was passed. The defendant, who was 23-years-old at the t…

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