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National security law: Hong Kong libraries pull books by some localist and democracy activists for review

Hong Kong libraries have taken at least nine titles written by localist or democracy advocates out of circulation pending a review of whether the books run afoul of the new national security law.

Bar Association chairman Philip Dykes called the move alarming and said authorities needed to justify restricting the public’s right to seek information.

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department, which manages the city’s public libraries, confirmed it was scrutinising some books for compliance with the new law, without naming them.

Read more in South China Morning Post

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