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Hong Kong Extends National Security Arrests to Civil Servants

  • Two government workers arrested over social media posts
  • Hong Kong has demanded civil servants pledge their loyalty

Hong Kong police arrested two civil servants for speech crimes under a colonial-era sedition law, as authorities expand their crackdown on dissent to government workers.

National security police arrested two men, age 28 and 29, on Tuesday morning for publishing social media posts that promoted “ill-will and enmity between different classes of the population of Hong Kong,” officials said in a statement.