Correctional officers found person in custody suspected to have violated National Security Law

     Correctional officers at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre recently received intelligence that a remand person in custody attempted to disseminate the message of "Hong Kong independence" inside the institution, suspected to have violated of the National Security Law. The institution management immediately monitored the target person in custody and locations.

     Correctional officers launched an operation this morning (December 29) to search the person in custody and his cell and found wording suspected of advocating "Hong Kong independence" on the wall of the cell. The institution management immediately put the person in custody under separation for investigation.

     The CSD has reported the case to the Police for follow-up.

     The CSD emphasised that to ensure a safe and secure custodial environment, any persons in custody found to have committed illegal acts such as disseminating the message of "Hong Kong independence" will be handled seriously with zero tolerance.

     The person in custody was remanded for the offence of incitement to secession in November 2020.    

Ends/Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Issued at HKT 20:30