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Hong Kong makes first arrest under new national security law

Jul 01, 2020 14:52 IST

Hong Kong police on Wednesday made their first arrest since a new controversial national security law came into force. The contentious legislation took effect hours after the Chinese parliament’s top decision-making body voted to pass the National Security Law on Tuesday. The law stipulates that a person who acts with a view to 'undermining national unification' of Hong Kong with the mainland faces punishment of up to lifetime in prison, depending on the severity of the offense. A man found in possession of a Hong Kong independence flag became the first person to be arrested under the new law.

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