Hong Kong passes tough security law

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Hong Kong has passed a tough security law which authorities say is necessary for stability, but which critics fear will further erode civil liberties.

Article 23 targets new offences like external interference and insurrection, and penalties include life imprisonment.

It expands on a controversial national security law earlier imposed by China.

Article 23 was fast-tracked through its final phase by the city’s pro-Beijing parliament in less than two weeks.

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