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Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong police file first charges under national security law

Hard-line official named to oversee implementation as activist Nathan Law flees city

Supporters of an arrested anti-security law protester in Hong Kong raise blank signs outside a courthouse on July 3 to avoid slogans that have been banned under the new legislation.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Police in Hong Kong on Friday laid their first criminal charges under the new national security law that Beijing this week imposed on the former British colony.

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