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Friday, July 03, 2020, 18:56
23-year-old man first in HK to be charged invoking new law
By ​Gang Wen
Friday, July 03, 2020, 18:56 By ​Gang Wen

HONG KONG - A 23-year-old man who allegedly drove his motorcycle into police officers on July 1 during protests became the first person in the special administrative region to be charged with terrorist activities and inciting others with a view to committing secession under a new security law. 

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A magistrate at the West Kowloon Magistrates' Courts directed that the accused, currently in hospital with multiple fractures, be kept in police custody.     

At the time of the incident, a flag displaying the message “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times” was strapped to the motorcycle being driven by the accused. 

The next hearing has been scheduled for July 6.

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Earlier on Friday, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor designated six Hong Kong magistrates to handle cases and appeals in relation to the national security law that came into effect on June 30. 

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