Security law breach probed

May 31, 2024

Police's National Security Department today revealed that a woman who was earlier arrested on suspicion of contravening the Safeguarding National Security Ordinance, is also suspected of breaching the National Security Law.


The department had arrested six women and a man on May 28 and 29 on suspicion of committing offences in connection with seditious intention, contravening Section 24 of the Safeguarding National Security Ordinance.


Investigations revealed that a woman who was arrested on May 29 is also suspected of committing the offence of “providing pecuniary or other financial assistance or property for the commission of secession by other persons”, contravening Section 21 of the National Security Law.


It was also discovered that she supported fugitive Law Kwun-chung and other individuals through an online subscription platform, with money amounting to approximately $140,000.


Among the arrested people, one woman continues to be remanded in custody at the Tai Lam Centre for Women, while another five women and one man have been released on bail.


Offences in connection with seditious intention are very serious crimes, carrying a maximum penalty of up to seven years' imprisonment. It is an offence for anyone to incite, assist in, abet or provide pecuniary or other financial assistance or property to another person by any means.


Police reiterated that strict enforcement actions will be taken against such illegal acts and urged the public to abide by the law.

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