Security law ‘weaponized’ to target Hong Kong activists – UCA News

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CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance, is extremely concerned about the alarming regression of civic freedoms in Hong Kong. One year on from the passage of the draconian national security law (NSL), its research shows the law has been weaponized to target dozens of pro-democracy activists and has created a chilling effect within civil society. The NSL punishes four types of activities: secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces, all carrying a maximum sentence of life in prison. These offenses are vaguely defined and can easily become catch-all offenses to prosecute activists and critics with potentially heavy penalties.

Security law ‘weaponized’ to target Hong Kong activists – UCA News

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