1 more man arrested for sedition

June 3, 2024

Police's National Security Department today arrested a 62-year-old man in Sha Tin for committing offences in connection with seditious intention.


Last month, Police arrested six women and one man aged between 37 and 65 in various districts on suspicion of committing offences in connection with seditious intention, contravening the Safeguarding National Security Ordinance.


A woman in custody had exploited an upcoming sensitive date to repeatedly publish posts with seditious intention on a social media platform anonymously with the assistance of at least seven arrested people since April 2024.


Apart from content provoking hatred towards the central authorities, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government and the Judiciary, the content of these posts also incited netizens to organise or participate in relevant illegal activities at a later stage.


Investigations also revealed that one of the arrestees, a 53-year-old woman, had supported fugitive Law Kwun-chung and other individuals through an online subscription platform, with money amounting to approximately $140,000. She was suspected of committing the offence of “providing pecuniary or other financial assistance or property for the commission of secession by other persons”, contravening the Hong Kong National Security Law.


The number of people arrested in the case has now increased to eight.


The 62-year-old man arrested today is being detained for further enquiries, while the remaining seven arrestees, except for one woman who continues to be remanded in Tai Lam Centre for Women, have been released on bail.


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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