National security Law / National Anthem Legislation

Hong Kong to pass 3 years in prison law for anyone who insults the Chinese national anthem

HONG KONG’S government plans to criminalise the “insulting” of the Chinese national anthem with up to three years imprisonment has sparked deep concerns the law could be exploited to incarcerate political dissent.

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