A police officer holds down an anti-government protester in Wan Chai on Wednesday. Photo: Felix WongA police officer holds down an anti-government protester in Wan Chai on Wednesday. Photo: Felix Wong
A police officer holds down an anti-government protester in Wan Chai on Wednesday. Photo: Felix Wong

National security law: police given extensive new powers to hunt down suspects

  • New unit that is already operational will be responsible for six duties, including collecting intelligence and investigation
  • But law makes no mention of how long a suspect can be detained, meaning the standard 48 hours will apply
Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
A police officer holds down an anti-government protester in Wan Chai on Wednesday. Photo: Felix WongA police officer holds down an anti-government protester in Wan Chai on Wednesday. Photo: Felix Wong
A police officer holds down an anti-government protester in Wan Chai on Wednesday. Photo: Felix Wong
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