Recently, Hong Kong Government has been expressing opinions on the high possibility of leveraging the United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance to charge protestors and seize their properties. Apple Daily News of Hong Kong has a footage that they had access to the internal documents of Hong Kong Police Force, showing evidence that the Force is having multiple tactics on anti-terrorism, including an establishment of “Intelligence for Anti-Terrorism Group” which is formed by as many as 15 departments under the Force, for facilitating the collection and exchange of information, and there is distinct segregation of duties amongst these different departments. The departments include the Security Wing, which gets involved in strategic planning and intelligence for overseas anti-terrorism; the Commercial Crime Bureau is responsible for online investigations on terrorism; Special Action Squad is responsible for tackling armed attacks and handling special cases; Counter Terrorism Response Unit is responsible as the second tier of anti-terrorism specialists.
Apple Daily News referred to the internal document they uncovered, revealing the topics of various articles under the United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance which is frequently mentioned by both Hong Kong Government and Hong Kong Police Force. Under the current anti-terrorism alert system, the risk for terrorist attack is moderate, and the current alert level is 3 out of 6. However, by the definition of terrorist activities, peaceful protests, which are considered to be anti-government, are also one of them.
The collaboration of the 15 units under Hong Kong Police Force for anti-terrorism makes them responsible for duties like acting as agencies for intelligence on political social activities, and such duties resemble those of the Special Branch during the British-Hong Kong regime. This Special Branch was literally under the criminal division of Royal Hong Kong Police, but it was in fact under the second division of Section 5 of the Military Intelligence of Britain (MI5). The Special Branch was responsible for duties like counterintelligence and collection of intelligence. This Special Branch was dismissed in 1995 due to the sovereignty of Hong Kong handed over to China. Its members were obliged to a livelong confidential agreement for not exposing the details of their work. The management and administration of the Special Branch was passed to the Criminal and Security Wings on 1st of July, 1995.
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