Teen arrested for alleged national security breach

Police said on Wednesday they've arrested a 19-year-old woman in Mong Kok in connection with the national security case involving the group Student Politicism. Sources said she's the group's spokeperson, Wong Yuen-lam. In a statement, national security officers said she's been detained on suspicion of conspiracy to incite subversion, adding...

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Student activists remanded in national security case

Three student activists charged with violating the national security law were on Tuesday remanded in custody by the West Kowloon Court. Wong Yat-chin, the convenor of the group Student Politicism, and former members Chan Chi-sum and Jessica Chu are accused of conspiracy to incite subversion. Authorities alleged that the trio,...

Jimmy Lai loses High Court fight over voting rights

The High Court on Friday rejected a request by jailed media tycoon and national security suspect Jimmy Lai to restore his voting rights as the major shareholder of Next Digital. In May, the authorities froze Lai's personal assets and his 71 percent stake in Next Digital, also banning him from...

Ray Chan granted bail after months in custody

The High Court on Thursday granted bail to former legislator Ray Chan – one of a group of 47 people charged with subversion over Legco primary polls last year. He had been held in custody since being charged around half a year ago. After hearing submissions from lawyers, designated national...

Govt issues freezing order for Apple Daily factory

The government has issued a freezing order for the defunct Apple Daily newspaper’s printing factory in Tseung Kwan O, with security chief Chris Tang saying he believes the property is linked to a national security offence. Tang said he had exercised his power to freeze the asset on Wednesday morning,...

Govt issues national security warning to charities

The government says it will start stripping charities of their tax exemption status if they are deemed to have violated the national security law. Treasury Secretary Christopher Hui made the announcement in a blog post on Monday, saying the authorities can't allow national security to be jeopardised. "Promoting public interest...

Police raid already closed June 4 museum

National security police on Thursday raided the closed June 4 museum in Mong Kok, while officers reportedly arrested a fifth core member of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China which ran the venue. Police arrived at the museum in the morning, cordoning off the...

Three leaders of June 4 vigil charged with subversion

The National Security Department of the Hong Kong Police on Thursday charged the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China chairman Lee Cheuk-yan, and the group's two vice-chairs Albert Ho and Chow Hang-tung, as well as the group itself, with inciting subversion of state power. Officers...

‘Protest fund should’ve been banned long time ago’

Financial services minister Christopher Hui has come under fire at the Legislative Council for not taking action sooner against a fund that raises money to help people arrested during the 2019 social unrest. The criticism follows the 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund’s announcement on Monday that it had immediately halted the...

HK prisoners are ‘building up forces’: security chief

Security Secretary Chris Tang on Tuesday warned that prison inmates are using treats such as chocolates to recruit followers and "build up forces" to endanger national security. Tang said these prisoners, whom he didn't name, are either on remand because of alleged national security offences or are serving time for...

Govt slams Next Digital over ‘misleading remarks’

The Security Bureau has on Monday accused Next Digital – the parent company of the now-defunct Apple Daily newspaper – of making “misleading remarks” in a company announcement published the day before. In a stock exchange filing on Sunday, Next Digital said the four members on its board of directors,...

We will not hand over info to police: Alliance

The group that used to stage the annual June 4 candlelight vigil said on Sunday it would not cooperate with a request from the national security police to hand over financial and operational information. In response, the force said it would take follow-up action against any group that fails to...

Police seek information from protest fund

Police have confirmed that they're investigating a fund that's been helping protesters involved in the social unrest that began in 2019, over suspected national security breaches. RTHK understands that the 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund and the Alliance for True Democracy have been asked to provide information before a deadline. Sources...

Edward Yau: security law protects free speech

The Commerce Minister, Edward Yau, has rejected accusations that an amendment to the film censorship law to ban movies that could endanger national security will compromise freedom of speech. Speaking on a radio programme on Saturday, the official said the mini constitution and the security law both upheld the concept...

Student accused of advocating terrorism freed on bail

A University of Hong Kong student charged under the national security law with advocating terrorism was on Friday released on bail by the High Court. Yung Chung-hei, 19, is one of four students from the university accused of promoting terrorism, after the students' union passed a motion in July thanking...

Authorities to probe protesters’ fund: Chris Tang

Security Secretary Chris Tang on Friday said authorities will investigate whether a fund providing legal and financial support for protesters facing prosecution has broken any laws, including the national security law. Tang didn't say which organisation he was referring to, but the 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund, which was formed after...

Police seek alliance info in national security probe

National security police have reportedly written to core members of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, asking for information related to the group's ties with foreign groups. According to Chow Hang-tung, vice chairperson of the Alliance, police have asked them to hand over the...