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Hong Kong speech therapists charged over 'seditious' kids' books

Union members sought to 'stir hatred' against the authorities, police claim

Police lead away one of five union members arrested in Hong Kong on July 22, on suspicion of publishing and distributing seditious materials.    © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong national security police arrested five speech therapists on Thursday over an alleged "conspiracy to distribute seditious materials."

The five are members of the General Union of Hong Kong Speech Therapists, a new labor group which formed during the 2019 wave of anti-government protests and published three children's picture books, written in colloquial Cantonese.

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