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Hong Kong police explain reasons for arrests over children's books

Authorities said the children's books looked to 'beautify illegal behavior' and simplify political issues 'not comprehensible by children.'

7/23/2021 12:46:00 PM

Authorities said the children's books looked to 'beautify illegal behavior' and simplify political issues 'not comprehensible by children.'

Authorities said the children's books looked to 'beautify illegal behavior' and simplify political issues 'not comprehensible by children.'

Senior Superintendent Steve Li expanded upon the reasoning for the arrests in a press conference, in which he said they aimed to"beautify illegal behavior," Hong Kong Free Press reported. Li also said the books aimed to simplify political issues"not comprehensible by children."

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"The children, maybe because of the information inside, the seditious information inside, turn their mind and divert a moral standard against the societies. Not only Hong Kong. And they think that, 'We've broken the law, it's okay, because I've gone into this book, I've learned that this is not wrong,'" Li said.

Police said the books were based upon the anti-extradition bill protests, the case of 12 pro-democracy activists arrested as they tried to flee to Taiwan via speedboat and a strike involving hospital workers at the start of the coronavirus pandemic in which they called for the border with mainland China to close.

Li said that in the books, the sheep represented the people of Hong Kong and wolves the people of mainland China.The three books were titledGuardians of the Sheep Village, 12 Warriors of the Sheep VillageandDustman of the Sheep Village.According to Hong Kong Free Press, the chairperson, deputy chairperson, secretary, and treasurer of the General Union of Hong Kong Speech Therapists were among those arrested. It also reported that 550 children's books had been seized, as well as leaflets, computers and mobile phones.

A tweet from Hong Kong Police Force read:"5 execs of speech therapists' union #ARRESTED—suspected of conspiring to distribute seditious publications (kids' storybooks sugarcoating protesters' unlawful acts+glorifying fugitives fleeing #HK etc.) w/ intent to corrupt the minds of 4 to 7-yr-olds. 2 yrs in jail if convicted!"

Newsweekhas contacted Hong Kong Police Force and the General Union of Hong Kong Speech Therapists for comment. Read more: Newsweek »

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International Human Rights / Democracy / Free Speech Groups Need to Be Taking Note and Making a HUGE Fuss Righ About Now! Yeah right, I bet only activists had these 'books.'

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In Hong Kong, children's tales of sheep and wolves seen as seditious Hong Kong 's national security police arrest five people from a trade union for sedition due to books they produced for children, the latest arrests made amid a crackdown on dissent in the city. Via patronage of champions of democracy creating Mayhem and unrest. This time they will fail. Keep tuned...