Hong Kong’s first national security law trial will have no jury, Court of Appeal rules

Three appeal court judges have unanimously upheld the Hong Kong justice minister’s decision to exclude a jury from the trial of the first person charged under the national security law.Tuesday’s ruling at the Court of Appeal means Tong Ying-kit, whose three-week trial on secession and terrorism charges begins on Wednesday, will appear before a trio of High Court judges hand-picked by the city leader to oversee proceedings stemming from the Beijing-imposed legislation.Tong, 24, has been charged…

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