Hong Kong police arrest publishers of 'seditious' children's books featuring wolves and sheep

Hong Kong police arrest publishers of 'seditious' children's books featuring wolves and sheep

Hong Kong police arrest publishers of 'seditious' children's books featuring wolves and sheep Hong Kong police have arrested five people on sedition charges for publishing children's books that allegedly incite hatred towards the city's government. Key points: - The police linked one of the books to pro-democracy protests - The two men and three women arrested are members of a speech therapists' union which produces books for children - They face a maximum penalty of two years in prison The arrests were the latest involving suspected critics of Hong Kong's government that have raised fears about the shrinking space for dissent since Beijing imposed a national security law in June 2020 to put an end to pro-democracy protests in the semi-autonomous city. Police said one book, Defenders of the Sheep Village, was connected to the protests. In the story, wolves want to occupy the village and eat the sheep, who in turn use their horns to fight back. The two men and three women arrested were members of a speech therapists' union who produced books for children. The five were …
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