Two arrested by national security police for seditious acts

Two men were arrested by the National Security Department of the Hong Kong Police Force on Monday morning for suspected of “doing an act or acts with seditious intention”.

The duo, aged 34 and 36, were arrested in Wan Chai and Central respectively. Investigation revealed that they were suspected of publishing posts on social platforms to disseminate seditious messages that promote feelings of ill-will and enmity between different classes of the population of Hong Kong and incite the use of violence.

Police conducted searches at the two arrested persons' residences and offices with a court warrant. Some communication devices used to publish seditious messages and indecent photos were seized.

Besides, the officer found the 36-year-old man had taken indecent photos of an individual and posted them on social platforms. He was also suspected of voyeurism and publication of images originating from commission of voyeurism.

The arrested persons are being detained for further enquiries.