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Hong Kong politican arrested for sedition over Facebook post

Hong Kong police Thursday arrested an opposition politician under a colonial-era sedition law for allegedly sharing the identity of an officer who fired a baton round that blinded a journalist during protests last year. Police said they arrested 60-year-old Cheng Lai-king on suspicion of action with seditious intention . Someone posted speech that advocates violence and incites hatred, spokesman Superintendent Swalikh Mohammed said, adding that personal information on an officer and his family members was illegally distributed . Democratic Party district councillor Cheng, 60, shared a Facebook post which gave details of a policeman suspected to have fired the baton round that blinded a journalist during the anti-government demonstrations. If the police officer has a conscience, please turn yourself in. An eye for an eye, Cheng wrote in her repost. Indonesian journalist Veby Indah suffered permanent blindness in one eye after being hit by a police plastic baton round when she was

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