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15 August, Saturday


Hong Kong arrests four under China's national security law

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Hong Kong police have arrested four people aged 16-21 for suspected offences under the city's new national security law, the first such detentions outside of street protests since the legislation took effect a month ago, EDNews.net reports citing TRT World.

In a press conference shortly before midnight on Wednesday, a police spokesman said the three men and a woman, all students, were suspected of being involved in an online group that pledged to use every means to fight for an independent Hong Kong.

"We arrested for ... subversions and for the organising and also the inciting (of) secession," said Li Kwai-wah, senior superintendent of a newly formed unit to enforce the security law.

"They wanted to unite all the independent groups in Hong Kong for the view to promote the independence of Hong Kong."

Police said some mobile phones, computers and documents were seized in the operation.

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