This Aug 21, 2019 photo shows the headquarters of the Hong Kong Police Force in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. (MAO SIQIAN / XINHUA)
HONG KONG – The Hong Kong police have condemned an organization for openly expressing its refusal to provide information to the police in accordance with the National Security Law.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, police said the force's National Security Department issued on Aug 25 notices to various organizations, requesting for information to be provided no later than Sept 7, pursuant to Schedule 5 of the Implementation Rules for Article 43 of the Hong Kong National Security Law.
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While certain organizations have submitted information to police, some others requested an extension for the submission, police said.
"Police noticed an organization openly expressed again that it would not follow the above legal requirement and reject to provide the information. Police severely condemn such acts," according to the statement.
Police reiterated that failing to provide information in time will be liable to a fine of HK$100,000 and to imprisonment for half a year. The force stressed that follow-up actions will be taken in accordance with the law.
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