Campaigners and politicians held in wave of arrests under the national security lawMore than 50 pro-democracy politicians and campaigners have been arrested in early morning raids in Hong Kong, in an unprecedented crackdown by authorities on opposition in the region.The
Under the national security law (NSL) subversion carries a maximum penalty of life in prison for “principal offenders”.
activists were reportedly held under the national security law over accusations they “subverted state power” by holding primaries and saying they intended to win a majority of seats in the Hong Kong election.
Source: the guardian
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- Dozens of Hong Kong pro-democracy figures arrested in sweeping crackdown (the guardian)
- Reports: Dozens of Hong Kong pro-democracy figures arrested (washington post)