The Hong Kong police arrested seven people in connection with the stabbing of an agent in protests on July 1 against the Chinese government’s national security law.
The new national security law implies that the Beijing government will exercise jurisdiction over “complicated” cases in Hong Kong, such as those involving foreign interventions when local authorities cannot enforce the law or when the national security of the territory is “serious or serious.” realistic “threats in a regulation that their critics believe jeopardizes the partial independence of the territory.
The prisoners are five men and two women, including the Wong Kwan Wa couple, who are believed to be the material originators of the attack. The detainees, aged between 24 and 71, were arrested on Thursday for suspecting they were helping Wong to leave the territory.
They are currently being interviewed and no charges have been filed so far. However, if charged, they could face a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, exactly in accordance with the provisions of this controversial new law, as reported by the city overseer. Yau Kin Hung at a South China Morning Post press conference.
The officer was stabbed in the shoulder when attempting to arrest him during the July 1 protests, resulting in more than 300 people being arrested. The suspect was arrested and charged with “willful harm” and remains in detention pending trial on August 24.