Man charged by Police National Security Department

     The National Security Department of the Hong Kong Police Force today (November 29) laid charges against a 26-year-old man with one count of "doing an act or acts with seditious intention", one count of "possessing seditious publications" and one count of "possessing a Hong Kong identity card related to another person".
     The case will be mentioned at the West Kowloon Magistrates’ Courts this afternoon.
     On November 27 afternoon, Police received a report that a man was allegedly wearing a shirt with seditious wordings at the Hong Kong International Airport. Police officers sped to the scene and further seized some flags and clothing with seditious wording, as well as an identity card relating to another person from his personal belongings.
     After investigation, Police arrested the man suspected of “possession of identity card relating to another”, and “doing an act or acts with seditious intention”, contravening Section 9 and 10 of the Crimes Ordinance (Cap. 200).
     Police remind members of the public that "doing an act or acts with seditious intention" is a serious crime. Offenders shall be liable to imprisonment for two years on first conviction. Members of the public are urged not to defy the law.

Ends/Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Issued at HKT 14:21