Government Disclose New Official Powers

Jul 8, 2020

On 6 July 2020, the Hong Kong government disclosed new official powers granted by the recently promulgated national security law, which allows the government to search locations without a warrant in some situations, intercept communications, restrict suspects under investigation from leaving the city, and confiscate assets of international political organizations. All the aforementioned powers are justified in cases that violate the security law, including acts of sedition, secession, foreign interference and terrorism. The full text of the government’s powers can be found here.

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