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Hong Kong Democracy Advocates Charged Under National Security Law

Authorities charged 47 people with violating a Chinese law aimed at suppressing dissent. The pro-democracy activists, arrested in early January, face life in prison.
Mike Lam King-nam, who participated in the 2020 pro-democracy primary elections, gives a hug to his wife ahead of reporting to police on Sunday in Hong Kong. Source: Anthony Kwan

The Hong Kong government charged 47 democracy advocates Sunday with violating a national security law that prohibits "conspiracy to commit subversion."

The activists were among a group of more than 50 people in January for organizing and taking part in

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