Man charged with seditious intent

January 19, 2024

Police's National Security Department today laid a holding charge against a 35-year-old man on one count of committing an act or acts with seditious intent.


The case will be mentioned at the West Kowloon Magistrates’ Courts this afternoon.


The man was arrested in Sha Tin yesterday on suspicion of committing an act or acts with seditious intent, in contravention of Sections 9 and 10 of the Crimes Ordinance.


A police investigation determined that he is suspected of repeatedly publishing posts with seditious intent on social platforms by way of content provoking hatred towards the central authorities and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government.


Officers searched his residence with a court warrant and seized electronic communication devices that he had used to publish the messages.


Police emphasised that acts committed with seditious intent are a serious crime liable to two years’ imprisonment on first conviction.

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