HKSAR Government strongly condemns absconder Hui Chi-fung for intimidating HKSAR judicial officers and government officials

     The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government today (March 4) strongly condemned absconder Hui Chi-fung who blatantly requested foreign countries to impose so-called "sanctions" on judges and judicial officers, prosecutors, law enforcement officers and other public officers of the HKSAR and also appealed to the public to carry out doxxing against them. Not only can his act amount to perverting the course of public justice, it may also constitute the offence of "collusion with a foreign country or with external elements to endanger national security" under Article 29 of the Hong Kong National Security Law.

     A spokesman for the HKSAR Government said, "Hui attempted to collude with a foreign country or with external elements and blatantly clamoured for so-called 'sanctions' and doxxing against dutiful HKSAR officials in an attempt to intimidate them, interfering with the HKSAR's judicial proceedings, obstructing the HKSAR Government from fulfilling its duty and undermining the rule of law of the HKSAR. The HKSAR Government strongly condemns his political grandstanding rife with ill intentions, which have been seen through by all.

     "Hui's acts precisely demonstrate the need for us to protect persons handling cases or work concerning national security and their family members from doxxing or harassment, which was proposed for consideration in the Basic Law Article 23 legislative proposal, to enable the relevant officers to handle work for safeguarding national security without worries, thereby buttressing and strengthening the enforcement forces for safeguarding security."

     The spokesman pointed out, "Being suspected of having committed multiple offences, Hui not only showed no intention to face the law enforcement and judicial procedures in relation to his suspected illegal acts, he even lied to the court for approval to leave Hong Kong, showing that he is completely devoid of integrity. It is outrageous that he continues to engage in acts and activities endangering national security after absconding overseas."

     ‚Äč"Hui is currently a wanted person with reward notice by the HKSAR Police for being suspected of violating offences of 'incitement to secession', 'incitement to subversion' and 'collusion with a foreign country or with external elements to endanger national security' under the Hong Kong National Security Law. He should not have any delusion to evade legal liabilities by absconding from Hong Kong. The HKSAR Government will not condone any criminal acts. It will uphold the principle that 'laws are observed so as to bring offenders to account' to pursue the liability of people absconding overseas and endangering national security to the end by adopting all practical measures to bring them to justice. People providing pecuniary assistance for Hui to continue absconding overseas and conducting activities endangering national security will also need to face criminal liabilities," the spokesman stressed.

Ends/Monday, March 4, 2024
Issued at HKT 16:40