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Hong Kong police arrest 5 for ‘colluding with external elements’ in violation of National Security Law

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The Hong Kong Police Power released statements on Wednesday and Thursday asserting the arrest of a complete of 5 individuals for suspected contravention of the Nationwide Safety Regulation.

The police arrested these males for the suspected contravention of “conspiracy to collusion with a international nation or with exterior components to hazard nationwide safety” underneath Article 29(4) of the National Security Law, and for the suspected contravention of “conspiracy to doing an act or acts with seditious intention” underneath part 9 and 10 of the Crimes Ordinance.

Within the statements, the police revealed that:

The arrested individuals have been suspected of receiving funds from working firms, social platforms and cell purposes to help individuals who have fled abroad and proceed to have interaction in actions that endanger nationwide safety. They have been additionally suspected of repeatedly publishing posts with seditious intention on social media platforms, together with content material which provoked hatred in the direction of the Central Authorities and the Authorities of the Hong Kong Particular Administrative Area, and advocated “Hong Kong independence”.

As of this second, the police haven’t launched any additional particulars relating to the case. Nevertheless, Wenweipo, a media outlet which is totally funded by the Liaison Workplace of the Central Folks’s Authorities, reported that the arrest was associated to their operation of a web-based buying platform (“懲罰mee”). Wenweipo additionally reported that the 5 males used the income to sponsor Nathan Law, who is among the activists wished by the police on Monday. This data has additionally been quoted and reported by numerous native media.

On Monday, the Hong Kong Police Power held a press convention, asserting the charging of eight abroad activists for contravening Nationwide Safety Regulation. The officers additionally fore-noticed the police’s persevering with investigations on their conspirators and monetary supporters which are nonetheless in Hong Kong. The investigation goals to dam the activists’ monetary help and their persevering with contravention of Nationwide Safety Regulation.

The arrested males have been members of Demosistō, a pro-democratic social gathering fashioned in 2016. It was dissolved in 2020, following the enactment of the Nationwide Safety Regulation.

Source / Picture: jurist.org

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