Hong Kong national security law: ‘about 30 people overseas’ on the wanted list of police, including self-exiled ex-lawmakers Ted Hui and Baggio Leung

Hong Kong national security law: ‘about 30 people overseas’ on the wanted list of police, including self-exiled ex-lawmakers Ted Hui and Baggio Leung

Hong Kong police are searching for about 30 people who are overseas on suspicion of violations under the national security law and they include self-exiled former lawmakers Ted Hui Chi-fung and Sixtus Baggio Leung Chung-hang, the Post has learned.

The force’s national security unit has so far arrested 40 people since the sweeping legislation was imposed by Beijing on June 30.

“[Those on the wanted list] are Hongkongers, but they are not in the city. Most of them are now in Europe, the United States and Taiwan,” a police insider said.

The source said the 30 included some overseas-based activists, while the others had left the city through legal immigration channels before or after the enactment of the law.

He said they were accused of inciting secession or collusion with foreign and external forces to endanger national security, or taking part in activities considered illegal under the new.