An activist in Hong Kong was charged with secession under China's national security law, and denied bail. He was arrested near the U.S. consulate. Rights groups say the new law is being used to criminalize free speech. Tony Chung is 19. He faces possible life in prison.
19-year-old #HongKong student activist Tony Chung has been targeted solely for exercising his right to freedom of expression and he should be released immediately and unconditionally, and all charges against him dropped.
Hong Kong: 19-year-old Tony Chung, a former leader of the pro-independence group Studentlocalism, has been charged with secession under Beijing's draconian "national security" law. His main offense seems to have been a Facebook post.
VIDEO: A police vehicle transporting teenage Hong Kong democracy activist Tony Chung leaves court. The 19-year-old was charged with secession, the first public political figure to be prosecuted under a sweeping new national security law Beijing imposed on the city
Tony Chung, 19, could face life imprisonment if convicted under the new national security law
"I think night just fell on Hong Kong" tony chung'>Teenager Tony Chung says he was outside a shopping mall when officers from Hong Kong's new national security unit bundled him into a stairwell and tried to scan his face to unlock his phone
Hong Kong police are using past words & deeds of critics to bolster investigations under the city's sweeping new security law, despite it not being retroactive. tony chung'>Activist Tony Chung, 19, was detained for social media posts before the law came into effect
Pro-democracy activist Tony Chung has been arrested in #HongKong under the new #NationalSecurityLaw . Sen. Rubio calls for his immediate release and reiterates calls for the U.S. & free nations to provide safe haven for HKers facing political persecution. #ExpressionNotOppression