Written by: Chen Qianting, Zhu Youli
2020-07-03 16:59Date of last update: 2020-07-03 16:59
The Minato City National Security Law was enacted in less than 24 hours. On the day of the return of a man, a man was suspected of riding a motorcycle to the police line in Causeway Bay. The prosecution cited the new law and charged him with inciting others to split the country and terrorist activities. He became the first A person accused of violating this new case was sent to the West Kowloon Court this afternoon (3rd), but the defendant was still in hospital and was absent from the hearing. Magistrate Su Huide adjourned the case until July On the 6th, the accused again, if the accused can be discharged early, he will go to court earlier, and the accused is now in police custody.
The defendant, Tang Yingjie, 23, was charged with one count of inciting others to split the country and one terrorist activity.
The incitement to split the country means that on July 1 this year, the defendant incited others to organize, plan, implement or participate in the implementation of the purpose of splitting the country and undermining national unity on Hennessy Road and Lockhart Road between Luard Road and Fleming Road in Wan Chai. Regardless of the use of force or threat of force, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region will be separated from the People's Republic of China, or the legal status of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region will be illegally changed.
The crime of terrorist activity means that on the same day and on the same day, he is forcing the Central People's Government or the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government or the public to achieve political claims and carrying out terrorist activities that cause or intend to cause serious social harm, that is, serious violence or Other dangerous methods seriously endanger public safety.
Defendant stayed in hospital for hearing in absentia
Because the defendant was absent from hearing today, the prosecution did not explain the case in court, or mentioned what the defendant's conduct involved constituted the relevant crime. After the magistrate received the prosecution agreement, he adjourned the case and then brought the case. Lawyer Liu Weicong, who represents the defendant, revealed outside the court that the defendant has a broken left foot and is still in hospital.
It is reported that at about 3 pm this afternoon, the parties only learned that the prosecution will bring charges against the accused, and that it has been processed in the court before 4 pm, plus that the accused failed to appear in court. not too much.
If the two crimes are serious, the maximum sentence is 10 years in prison
The accused is now charged under Articles 20, 21 and 24 of the Hong Kong version of the National Security Act, of which Article 24, which involves terrorist activities, is stipulated in the penalties. Sentenced to more than 3 years and less than 10 years of imprisonment; if someone is seriously injured or killed, or causes significant property damage, they can be sentenced to life imprisonment or more than 10 years of imprisonment. It depends on its seriousness. If it is not a serious situation, it can be punished with a penalty of 3 or 5 years. If it is the most serious, it can be punished with a sentence of more than 10 years.
Case number: WKCC 2217/2020
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