7 Lawmakers have been arrested in Hong Kong on Contentious Security Law charges
Seven pro-democratic lawmakers were arrested in Hong Kong on Sunday on charges related to obstructing a legislative council meeting in May.
The arrests, which took place early in the morning, did not appear to be directly linked to the contentious security law in Beijing passed in June.
So far up to 30 people have been arrested by the police under the Contentious Security law imposed by Beijing over its citizens in the previous months.
Lawmakers Wu Chi Wai, Andrew Wan, Helena Wong, Kwok Wing Kin, Eddie Chu, Raymond Chan and Fernando Cheung announced their arrests on their individual Facebook pages.
The law has been widely condemned by Western governments and human rights groups, who said that this is a way China is using to subdue it’s citizens.
The law punishes what Beijing broadly defines as secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces with up to life in prison.