Hong Kong national security police arrest 6 under sedition law over ‘causing nuisance’ during court hearings

Six people have been arrested by Hong Kong national security police under the colonial-era sedition law on suspicion of causing nuisance during hearings at various courts. Sources told local media that they were linked to a disbanded pro-democracy union coalition.

West Kowloon Law Courts Building. Photo: Candice Chau/HKFP.

Officers from the National Security Department apprehended four men and two women – aged 32 to 67 – on Wednesday morning in Tin Hau, Mong Kok, Ngau Tau Kok, Tsuen Wan, Sheung Shui and Cheung Chau.

According to the police, the group allegedly breached sections 9 and 10 of the Crimes Ordinance by causing disturbances at proceedings in the High Court, West Kowloon Magistrates’ Courts and Eastern Magistrates’ Courts between last December and January this year.

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