Police are using Hong Kong’s computer crime law to crack down on pro-democracy organizers

Hong Kong Transparency Report's Jennifer Zhang explored on Quartz the police's use of the broadly defined computer crimes law to curb online speech during the Occupy campaign

Hong Kong Transparency Report’s Jennifer Zhang explored on Quartz the police’s use of the broadly defined computer crimes law to curb online speech during the Occupy campaign:

On Oct. 18, a 23-year-old man with the surname Tam—his full name has not been released—was arrested in his Tin Shui Wai home, and charged with “access to computer with criminal or dishonest intent” and “unlawful assembly,” according to police. Tam’s’ crime was to post a new thread on HKgolden, a message forum popular with pro-democracy protesters.

For the full story, please refer to the original story on Quartz.

 

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