Police have wide-ranging new powers under the national security legislation that Beijing imposed on Hong Kong at the end of last month. Photo: AFPPolice have wide-ranging new powers under the national security legislation that Beijing imposed on Hong Kong at the end of last month. Photo: AFP
Police have wide-ranging new powers under the national security legislation that Beijing imposed on Hong Kong at the end of last month. Photo: AFP

National security law: Hong Kong police’s sweeping new powers include warrant-free raids and ordering internet firms such as Facebook to remove content

  • Police can raid premises without a court warrant, seize equipment from social media giants and demand information from political groups operating outside city
  • Failure to comply with new regulations decided at meeting of Committee for Safeguarding National Security will lead to HK$100,000 fine, up to two years in jail

Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
Police have wide-ranging new powers under the national security legislation that Beijing imposed on Hong Kong at the end of last month. Photo: AFPPolice have wide-ranging new powers under the national security legislation that Beijing imposed on Hong Kong at the end of last month. Photo: AFP
Police have wide-ranging new powers under the national security legislation that Beijing imposed on Hong Kong at the end of last month. Photo: AFP
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