Duo arrested for seditious act

August 1, 2022

Police’s National Security Department today arrested two men on suspicion of publishing posts on social media platforms to disseminate seditious messages, fostering enmity in Hong Kong society and inciting the use of violence.


The duo, aged 34 and 36, were arrested in Wan Chai and Central respectively for doing an act or acts with seditious intention in contravention of sections 9 and 10 of the Crimes Ordinance.


Official investigations also revealed that the 36-year-old man had taken indecent photos of an individual and posted them on social platforms. He was suspected of voyeurism and publication of images originating from commission of voyeurism, contravening sections 159AAB and 159AAD of the ordinance.


Police conducted searches at the two arrestees’ residences and offices with a court warrant. Communication devices used to publish seditious messages and indecent photos were seized.

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