Tang Yingjie, a man, was involved in riding a motorcycle on July 1 last year, displaying the "Recover Hong Kong Revolution" banner, and crashing into the police line of defense, injuring three police officers.
Tang was convicted of inciting others to split the country and terrorist activities a few days ago, and he was the first "Hong Kong National Security Law" case to be tried.
The defense finished its plea in the High Court today (29th), and the judge adjourned the case until 3 pm tomorrow afternoon and sentenced it.
The defendant Tang Yingjie, (24 years old, waiter).
He was convicted earlier on 1 count of inciting others to split the country and 1 count of terrorist activities.
The case alleged that on July 1, 2020, when the defendant drove his motorcycle to the line of defense on Jaffe Road and Corbriand Road, he crashed into a police officer on the line of defense. As a result, the motorcycle overturned and three police officers were knocked to the ground.
The defendant was arrested on the spot, with the "Light Time" flag on his backpack.
The judge's earlier ruling stated that the display of the "Time of Light" banner in this case could instigate others to commit divisive behavior, and the defendant understood the meaning and conveyed the message to others.
The defendant did not stop at the police line and ran into a police officer. He deliberately challenged the police and used serious violence against others, seriously endangering public and social safety. He was convicted of two crimes.
Case number: HCCC280/2020
The incident and the confession of the main witness.
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First National Security Law Trial | News: Suspicious phone calls threatened the three judges by threatening to put human bombs in the first National Security Law trial | The official reprimanded the defendant against police officers for stressing that challenging the law is also a threat to society. The first National Security Law trial | The sole defendant was spreading this message on the same day. The first national security law trial｜Tang Yingjie was found guilty of inciting secession and terrorist activities