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Hong Kong police take follow-up action on anti-China group Civil Human Rights Front

People's Daily Online

(Xinhua) 21:12, August 15, 2021

HONG KONG, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong police said on Sunday that they are actively taking follow-up action on disbanded anti-China group Civil Human Rights Front's violation of the Societies Ordinance.

In April, the police requested the front, which announced its disbandment on Sunday, to submit information of its members, activities and fund in accordance with section 15 of the Societies Ordinance.

However, the front failed to submit the requested information to the Societies Officer within the designated period of time. The police are actively taking follow-up action on the front's violation of the ordinance.

In addition, since its establishment in 2002, the front had never registered with the Companies Registry as a company, nor registered with the Police Licensing Office as a legal society. As such, the front has been operating illegally, the police said.

The police reiterated that an organization and its members remain criminally liable for the offense committed, regardless of the disbandment of the organization or the resignation of its members.

Since its establishment, the front has been engaging in activities that oppose China and destabilize Hong Kong under the names of "peaceful, rational and non-violence" and "fighting for democracy."

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