Hong Kong said called joint protest slogan of ” revolution is now illegal under the law for national security

Hong Kong said called joint protest slogan of ” revolution is now illegal under the law for national security

Hong Kong illegally declared a key slogan of hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators month rally sang the latest sign that the authorities want to use a new law designed the Beijing National Security to enforce the limits of freedom of expression. In what is called, said a “solemn declaration” late Thursday, the government of Hong Kong the “battle cry Hong Kong Liberate! Revolution of our time!” Under the legislation blocking secession, terrorism, subversion of state power and collusion with foreign forces it is now illegal. The law imposed sweeping from China carries prison terms as long as the public life in prison, has been appropriated as late entry into force Tuesday. The slogan was just one of many, including “Hong Kong to build a nation”, released as a threat to national police security policies that for a person who has seen the document. The rules and the waving of flags excluded supports the independence of Tibet, Taiwan, Shanghai and East Turkestan, as similar offenses under the law. The National Security Act had already guaranteed a chilling effect on freedom of speech in Hong Kong, “the freedom of speech, press, assembly, association, procession and demonstration” in front of the former British colony returned to China in 1997. several high was profile pro-democracy activists are dissolved groups or trying to leave the city in recent days, and have the United States and Britain have accused Beijing on his promise to breach the city’s “high degree of autonomy” to keep for 50 years. Authorities had said Thursday before the flags and chants for “Hong Kong independence” were to mention illegal, without specifying that the ban on the use continued spread of “Liberate slogan Hong Kong.” The independence has never been under investigation by the historical movement of protest in the city last year, only significant elections including among the five most important demands. “The slogan, Liberate Hong Kong, the revolution of our Zeit’heute connotes independence of Hong Kong” or the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong to change or subvert state power, “said the separation of the PRC, the legal status of the SAR government. unsure of what counts as secession and subversion – crimes that prosecutors have described as “intentionally vague” – some people in Hong Kong’s history telephone chat scrubbed and social media deleted accounts before promulgation of the law of the movement even tightened.. concerns “loaded guilty on self-censorship of the Hong Kong economists and analysts and proven, it is both unclear police and the public if their behavior does not hurt, in fact, the new law – the and if so, how steep penalties, “Eurasia Group political risk analyst Andrew and Allison Coflan Sherlock wrote in a note to clients.” Meanwhile sc officials Heinen demonstrators direct calls for independence for targeting, while others continue for violation of public order, are arrested. “Hong Kong police arrested 370 people during protests against the legislation Wednesday 23rd anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to Chinese rule. Ten of the new law on national security, have been arrested in. Another protester he was arrested for stabbing a police officer. the newspaper Global Time of the Communist Party issued, to explain a Friday graph, as the law already changing the behavior of known activists. Those identified as “secessionists in Hong Kong” – a crime that potentially life bears the imprisonment – has appointed former student leader Joshua Wong, media tycoon Jimmy Lai, a former Hong Kong chief Secretary Anson Chan and former legislator Martin Lee, who helped draft the city of mini constitution, the basic law. the new police guidelines prohibited people from “nine flags waving independence” Hong Kong protesters had used to prove solidarity. The police refused to Hongkongere legal leadership to discuss their arrest under the new law. “The details will not be disclosed due to operational considerations,” police said in a statement. “But the objective of the execution are banners or slogans to aim while on the behavior of people prohibit instigation and / or others for the commission of secession or subversion of incitement.” The first man was arrested under the new law on security of tenure of a “Hong Kong independence” banner accused to have in his possession while another allegedly waved a similar flag. A third flag waving independence from his motorcycle when he drove for agents and wounding several, police said. Two other women were arrested Independence Sticker Pro for possession of that “resist Beijing rid Hong Kong”, “One Nation, One Hong Kong.” A sticker a satirical caricature of Chinese President Xi Jinping with a corona like the head was marked under in a Facebook post by the police. Officials Rights Restrained Hong Kong defended the new law, saying it is not the freedom of the city cherished are threatened and should only be for a small minority of criminals who have sought to undermine the government. “Hong Kong should be able to continue to enjoy the freedom of speech, freedom of the press, publications, protest, assembly and so on,” said Chief Executive Carrie Lam reporters after its entry into force, adding international agreements on citizenship allows restrictions to ensure the national security. “Where is the protection of national security, then you might at times some of these rights in accordance with the law, which is held back.” He said the Hong Kong Bar Association this week that it was “seriously concerned” defined by law and its wide crime “they were drawn wide and without a clear and comprehensive set of public policies and the basic guarantees of legal certainty and equal treatment are applied in the situation in a manner that is arbitrary and unreasonably interferes with fundamental rights, “the group said in a statement. “Lawyers, judges, police officers, and Hong Kong residents were given no opportunity to familiarize themselves with the content of the new law, including serious crimes that creates before its entry into force.” -With the help of Jing Li, Liu and Lucille Daniel Ten Kate.
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