Sat, 25 Sep 2021

HONG KONG, July 22 (Xinhua) -- The Hong Kong police said on Thursday that the force's national security department arrested five people who were suspected of conspiring to distribute seditious publications.

Senior Superintendent Steve Li Kwai-wah from the police force's national security department said that the five people, allegedly breaching the Crimes Ordinance, aged between 25 and 28, were members of the General Union of Hong Kong Speech Therapists.

They were suspected of conspiring to publish, display or copy seditious publications from mid-2020 to 2021, with the intention to arouse hatred of the public, especially children, against the HKSAR government and the judiciary in Hong Kong, and to incite the public to use violence and break the law, Li said.

Distributing seditious publications is a serious offense and liable to two years' imprisonment on a first conviction, the police said, urging the public not to glorify violence and to prevent the next generation from being misled by false information.

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