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Hong Kong is preparing search and arrest warrants against six opponents based on the National Security Law

August 1, 2020

Hong Kong police are preparing search and arrest warrants against six declared opposition activists, including a former British consulate employee suspected of violating the new national security law. This comes from sources of the “South China Morning Post” nearby the investigation.

These are activist Nathan Law and former diplomat Simon Cheng, who live in the United Kingdom. Wayne Chan, residing in Amsterdam; Hong Kong Council for Democracy Organization member Samuel Chu, residing in the United States; and also activists Ray Wong and Lau Hong.

Apparently, they could all be accused of “secluding and colluding with foreign and external forces to jeopardize national security,” according to the recent government order.

Hong Kong is preparing search and arrest warrants against six opponents based on the National Security LawHong Kong is preparing search and arrest warrants against six opponents based on the National Security Law

When the operation is confirmed, it is the first time that the Hong Kong police have relied on the extraterritorial stipulation of this law.