Hong Kong Police, Democratic Activists and Six Wanted Suspected Violation of National Security Maintenance Act

Hong Kong Police Wanted Six Democratic Activists on Suspicion of Violation of national security laws August 1 at 7:15 a.m.

Hong Kong media reported that six people, including Luo Kang-soo, a democratic activist who fled abroad for fear of being caught by the authorities, were wanted by Hong Kong police on suspicion of violating Hong Kong National Security Keeping Laws.
According to several Hong Kong media outlets, six people wanted were one of the leaders of the Umbrella Movement, a mass protest in 2014, and six activists from Hong Kong, including Luo Kang-so, a democratic activist who fled to Britain for fear of being caught by the authorities amid growing tightening of political activities under the Hong Kong National Security Keeping Act.

It is not clear what specific actions the six men would do in violation of the National Security Maintenance Act, but Hong Kong media say they are suspected of fueling national divisions and colluding with foreign powers to harm national security.

Mr. Luo testified about the human rights situation in Hong Kong at a hearing of the U.S. Congress via videophone last month after the law came into force, and continues to appeal for international support for the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong on social media after he travels to the UNITED Kingdom.

The Hong Kong National Security Law also enforces actions abroad, but this is the first time it has been applied to activists staying abroad.