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Explainer: Hong Kong’s national security crackdown – month 7

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The last day of February saw over ten times more people charged under the security law than the previous seven months combined. Leaders at a university student union resigned en masse amid increasing pressure from management to avoid acts which “endanger national security.” All district councillors will soon be required to swear oaths of allegiance to the government. And calls for electoral reform threatened an already restricted voting system.

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HKFP continues its monthly roundup of developments as authorities continue to crackdown on dissent.

47 charged with subversion over unofficial primary elections

A group of 47 pro-democracy political candidates were charged with “subversion” over their participation in an unofficial primary election for the democratic camp last summer. The group, who were among the 55 arrested in January, face up to life imprisonment and have been denied bail.

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