Police stand guard outside the office of one of the arrested, district councillor Lester Shum, on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters Police stand guard outside the office of one of the arrested, district councillor Lester Shum, on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
Police stand guard outside the office of one of the arrested, district councillor Lester Shum, on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters

Hong Kong national security law: arresting opposition figures was the easy part for authorities – making charges stick will require powerful evidence, legal experts say

  • Police allege the former lawmakers and activists broke the national security law by vowing to paralyse the government during last year’s primary election
  • But prosecuting them will require proof the campaigning involved at least the threat of force and a central piece of evidence is expected to be an essay penned by organiser Benny Tai, lawyers say

Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
Police stand guard outside the office of one of the arrested, district councillor Lester Shum, on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters Police stand guard outside the office of one of the arrested, district councillor Lester Shum, on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
Police stand guard outside the office of one of the arrested, district councillor Lester Shum, on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
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