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  • Updated: May 25, 2023

Hong Kong Court Sentences Students Involved In Anti-Government Bomb Plot

Four individuals, including two minors, were sentenced on Thursday for their involvement in an anti-government plot to detonate bombs in Hong Kong.

The court sentenced the oldest defendant to more than five years in prison, while the other three were sent to juvenile rehabilitation centers.

This case was handled under the national security law imposed by China in 2020 to suppress dissent and maintain control over Hong Kong.

The defendants, now aged 17 to 21, belonged to a lesser-known group called "Returning Valiant," which advocated for Hong Kong's independence from China and called for resistance following the implementation of the security law.

The group allegedly planned to create explosives using TATP and target public areas, including court buildings.

However, they were arrested by Hong Kong's national security police before obtaining the necessary materials in July 2021.

Additionally, legal proceedings are still pending for four other individuals, aged 19 to 26, related to the same bomb plot case.

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