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National Security Law (NSL) Basic Explainer

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    National Security Law (NSL) Basic Explainer

    10 Key points explainer by HKFP...


    https://hongkongfp.com/2020/07/01/ex...-and-agencies/

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    Examples of what will be / is illegal in HK

    Some people participating in illegal and violent activities yesterday (July 1) displayed or possessed items bearing the words 「光復香港 時 代革命」 (English translation "Liberate Hong Kong, the revolution of our times"). A Government spokesman made the following solemn statement today (July 2): The slogan "Liberate Hong Kong, the revolution of our times" nowadays connotes "Hong Kong independence", or separating the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) from the People's Republic of China, altering the legal status of the HKSAR, or subverting the State power.
    From: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/...0070200869.htm

    https://mobile.twitter.com/krislc/st...34552165314566
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    Isn"t the whole point of this law that anything Beijing does not like can be deemed illegal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Strictly speaking, that is for the courts to decide, and not simply for the government to announce. But these days with the rule of law being questionable, I doubt such distinctions mean much.

    It also directly contradicts earlier comments made by pro-establishment folks that shouting of slogans will not be criminalized. Therefore, this is more evidence that the NSL is whatever the authorities say it is. Today this slogan is banned. Tomorrow could it be pro-democracy slogans? Or simply any anti-government slogans? So "Carrie Lam must resign" can get you locked-up?
    Last edited by Coolboy; 03-07-2020 at 09:35 AM.
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