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Hong Kong separatist political party given 21-day ultimatum to contest unprecedented ban

Jul 19 , 2018

Hong Kong police are for the first time seeking to ban a separatist party in the name of protecting national security – the strongest and most controversial effort to date by the authorities to decisively crush an already marginalised pro-independence movement in the city.

On Tuesday, Secretary for Security John Lee Ka-chiu gave the Hong Kong National Party an ultimatum to submit its case within three weeks as to why he should not act on the police recommendation.

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