After activist’s arrest, Hong Kong legal experts express freedom of speech concerns over colonial-era law’s ‘loose’, ‘vague’ language

Two Hong Kong legal scholars have raised concerns over the use of a colonial-era law to arrest an opposition activist on Sunday, a move they say threatens freedom of speech.Tam Tak-chi, a leading figure in localist group People Power, was arrested by the police’s national security unit on suspicion of uttering seditious words, an offence under the city’s Crimes Ordinance. He was specifically accused of inciting hatred and contempt against the government at street booths between June and August…

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