Note: All offenses detailed here derive from Hong Kong government allegations and neither the authors of this article nor ChinaFile’s editors have independently verified them.

Total number of arrests: 118

Data cut-off date: May 21, 2021
Identity Alleged Offenses and Background Details Arrest Date Ground(s) for Arrest (NSL Violations) Ground(s) for Arrest (Non-NSL Violations) Charge Date Charge(s) (NSL Violations) Charge(s) (Non-NSL Violations) Status
Tong Ying-kit Rode a motorcycle into a group of police officers with a flag bearing a forbidden slogan; arrested at scene of demonstration 2020-07-01 Inciting or abetting secession; Terrorist actionDangerous driving 2020-07-03 Secession; Terrorist action Charged; Denied bail; Will be tried without a jury
Male, 38 years old A flag with the phrase “Hong Kong Independence” was found among his belongings; arrested at scene of demonstration 2020-07-01 Secession Released on bail
Female, 36 years old Printed materials relating to Hong Kong independence were found among her belongings; arrested at scene of demonstration 2020-07-01 Unspecified NSL offense Released on bail
Female, 36 years old Printed materials relating to Hong Kong independence were found among her belongings; arrested at scene of demonstration 2020-07-01 Unspecified NSL offense Released on bail
Female, 67 years old, surname Chow Displayed the British national flag, the U.S. national flag, and a pro-Hong Kong independence banner; arrested at scene of demonstration 2020-07-01 Inciting or abetting secession Released on bail
Female, 15 years old Waved a pro-independence banner; arrested at scene of demonstration 2020-07-01 Unspecified NSL offense Released on bail
Male, 24 years old Wore a T-shirt bearing a forbidden slogan; arrested at scene of demonstration 2020-07-01 Unspecified NSL offense Released on bail
Male, 19 years old A sticker on his cellphone bore a forbidden slogan; pro-democracy flyers were found in his pocket; arrested at scene of demonstration 2020-07-01 Unspecified NSL offense Released on bail
Male, 26 years old A pro-independence banner was found among his belongings; arrested at scene of demonstration 2020-07-01 Unspecified NSL offense Released on bail
Male, 23 years old Flyers bearing a forbidden slogan were found among his belongings; arrested at scene of demonstration 2020-07-01 Secession Released on bail
Chow Wai-hung Displayed a banner bearing a forbidden slogan; arrested at scene of demonstration 2020-07-21 Inciting or abetting secession Released without bail conditions
Tony Chung Former member of Studentlocalism, a pro-independence organization; arrested by the NSD then released on bail; arrested again when trying to seek asylum at the U.S. consulate in Hong Kong in late October, 2020 2020-07-29 Inciting or abetting secession; Secession 2020-10-29 Secession Conspiracy to publish seditious materials; Money laundering Charged; Denied bail
Ho Yanni Loren Former member of Studentlocalism, a pro-independence organization; arrested by the NSD and then released on bail; briefly detained in late October 2020 due to developments in Tony Chung’s case 2020-07-29 Inciting or abetting secession; Secession Case pending with bail conditions lifted
Ho Nok Hang Former member of Studentlocalism, a pro-independence organization; arrested by the NSD 2020-07-29 Inciting or abetting secession; Secession Case pending with bail conditions lifted
Wei-Yin Chan Former member of Studentlocalism, a pro-independence organization; arrested by the NSD and then released on bail; briefly detained in late October 2020 due to developments in Chung’s case 2020-07-29 Inciting or abetting secession; Secession Case pending with bail conditions lifted
Jimmy Lai Chee-ying Provided financial support to overseas advocacy group Stand with Hong Kong; made use of government-subsidized land in violation of lease terms; arrested by the NSD 2020-08-10 Collusion with foreign forces Fraud; Sedition 2020-12-03 Collusion with foreign forces Fraud Charged; Denied bail
Royston Chow Provided financial support to an overseas advocacy group; made use of government-subsidized land in violation of lease terms; arrested by the NSD 2020-08-10 Collusion with foreign forces Fraud 2020-12-03 Fraud Released on bail
Ian Lai Provided financial support to an overseas advocacy group; arrested by the NSD 2020-08-10 Collusion with foreign forces Released on bail
Cheung Kim Hung Senior employee at Next Digital, founded by Jimmy Lai; made use of government-subsidized land in violation of lease terms; arrested by the NSD 2020-08-10 Fraud Released on bail
Wong Wai-keung Senior employee at Next Digital, founded by Jimmy Lai; made use of government-subsidized land in violation of lease terms; arrested by the NSD 2020-08-10 Fraud 2020-12-03 Fraud Released on bail
Tat Kong Ng Senior employee at Next Digital, founded by Jimmy Lai; made use of government-subsidized land in violation of lease terms; arrested by the NSD 2020-08-10 Fraud Released on bail
Timothy Lai Kin-yang Son of Jimmy Lai; made use of government-subsidized land in violation of lease terms; arrested by the NSD 2020-08-10 Fraud Released on bail
Agnes Chow Assisted an overseas advocacy group; arrested by the NSD 2020-08-10 Collusion with foreign forces In custody due to another case
Andy Li Assisted overseas advocacy group Stand with Hong Kong; arrested by the NSD; while on bail, attempted to leave Hong Kong and was arrested by mainland PRC authorities and sentenced to seven months; was sent back to Hong Kong after serving jail time; charged and in custody2020-08-10 Collusion with foreign forces Money laundering 2021-03-24 Collusion with foreign forces Funding or assisting criminals; Possessing and dealing in arms without license Charged; In custody; Represented by a pro-government lawyer
Wilson Li Assisted an overseas advocacy group; arrested by the NSD 2020-08-10 Collusion with foreign forces Money laundering Released on bail
Lai Chun-pong Conspired to harm police officers in December 2019; arrested by the NSD 2020-09-05 Conspiracy with intent to injure 2020-09-07 Conspiracy with intent to injure Charged; Denied bail
Tam Tak-chi Shouted protest slogans and arrested at his home by the NSD; candidate in the July 2020 primary election and re-arrested January 2021 2020-09-06 Subversion Sedition 2020-09-08 Subversion Sedition Charged; Denied bail
Female Shouted pro-independence slogans using a megaphone; arrested at scene of demonstration 2020-09-06 Unspecified NSL offense Released on bail
Adam Ma Chun-man Chanted forbidden slogans; arrested at scene of demonstration 2020-09-22 Inciting or abetting secession 2020-11-24 Inciting or abetting secession Charged; Denied bail
Lui Sai-yu Firearms found at his residence; published protest-related materials; arrested by the NSD 2020-09-25 Inciting or abetting secession Import of strategic commodities without license; Possessing and dealing in arms without license; Possession of offensive weapons2020-09-26 Inciting or abetting secessionImport of strategic commodities without license; Possessing and dealing in arms without license; Possession of offensive weaponsCharged; Denied bail
Female, 49 years old, mother of Lui Sai-yuLived with Lui in a residence in which firearms were found; arrested by the NSD 2020-09-25 Import of strategic commodities without license; Possessing and dealing in arms without license; Possession of offensive weapons Released on bail
Ng Wing-tak Conspired to harm police officers in December 2019; arrested by the NSD 2020-10-01 Conspiracy with intent to injure Released on bail
Unknown Assisted the attempted border-crossing of the “Hong Kong 12”; arrested by the NSD 2020-10-10 Unspecified NSL offense Released on bail
Tim Luk Provided accommodation for Tony Chung to avoid arrest; former member of Studentlocalism; arrested by the NSD 2020-11-09 Funding or assisting criminals Released on bail
Wan Yiu-sing Initiated crowdfunding to support Hong Kong refugees in Taiwan; expressed dissent on his radio show; arrested by the NSD 2020-11-21 Financing secession with money or other propertyMoney laundering 2021-02-08 Money laundering; Sedition Charged; Denied bail
Wan Yiu-sing’s wife Participated in Wan Yiu-sing’s crowdfunding initiative; arrested by the NSD 2020-11-21 Financing secession with money or other propertyMoney laundering Released on bail
Li Bou-lai Wan Yiu-sing’s assistant; participated in Wan’s crowdfunding initiative; arrested by the NSD 2020-11-21 Financing secession with money or other propertyMoney laundering 2021-05-10 Money laundering Charged; Released on bail
Male, between 16 and 18 years old Chanted pro-independence slogans or waved flags bearing such slogans in a protest at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on November 19; arrested by the NSD 2020-12-07 Inciting or abetting secession Unlawful assembly Released on bail
Male, between 16 and 18 years old Chanted pro-independence slogans or waved flags bearing such slogans in a protest at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on November 19; arrested by the NSD 2020-12-07 Inciting or abetting secession Unlawful assembly Released on bail
Male, between 16 and 18 years old Chanted pro-independence slogans or waved flags bearing such slogans in a protest at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on November 19; arrested by the NSD 2020-12-07 Inciting or abetting secession Unlawful assembly Released on bail
Benny Tai Yiu-ting Initiated and organized the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Denied bail
Au Nok-hin Helped organize the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Denied bail; Represented by a pro-government lawyer
Andrew Chiu Ka-yin Senior member of Power for Democracy, the organization that helped organize the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Denied bail
Ben Chung Kam-lun Senior member of Power for Democracy, the organization that helped organize the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Denied bail
John Clancey Senior member of Power for Democracy, the organization that helped organize the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion Released on bail
Gordon Ng Ching-hang Advocated for voting according to the results of the July 2020 primary election 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Denied bail
Ventus Lau Wing-hong Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Denied bail
Gwyneth Ho Kwai-lam Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Denied bail
Alvin Yeung Ngok-kiu Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Denied bail
Lam Cheuk-ting Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Denied bail
Owen Chow Ka-shin Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Denied bail
Gary Fan Kwok-wai Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Denied bail
Leung Kwok-hung Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Denied bail
Raymond Chan Chi-chuen Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Denied bail
Hendick Lui Chi-hang Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Released on bail
Ricky Or Yiu-lam Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Released on bail
Lee Chi-yung Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion Released on bail
Mike Lam King-nam Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Released on bail
Ng Kin-wai Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Denied bail
Eddie Chu Hoi-dick Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Denied bail
Sam Cheung Ho-sum Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Denied bail
Prince Wong Ji-yuet Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Denied bail
Roy Tam Hoi-pong Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Denied bail
Kwok Ka-ki Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Denied bail
Carol Ng Man-yee Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Denied bail
Andrew Wan Siu-kin Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Denied bail
Wu Chi-wai Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Denied bail
Jeremy Tam Man-ho Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Denied bail
Sze Tak-loy Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Released on bail
Kinda Li Ka-tat Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Denied bail
Frankie Fung Tat-chun Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Denied bail
Jimmy Sham Tsz-kit Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Denied bail
Helena Wong Pik-wan Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Released on bail
Kalvin Ho Kai-ming Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Released on bail
Jeffrey Andrews Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion Released on bail
Lau Chak-fung Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Denied bail
Claudia Mo Man-ching Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Denied bail
Lawrence Lau Wai-chung Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Released on bail
Tiffany Yuen Ka-wai Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Denied bail
Fergus Leung Fong-wai Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Denied bail
Cheng Tat-hung Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Released on bail
Andy Chui Chi-ki Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Denied bail
Michael Pang Cheuk-kei Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Released on bail; Represented by a pro-government lawyer
Clarisse Yeung Suet-ying Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Released on bail
Lester Shum Ngo-fai Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Denied bail
James To Kun-sun Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion Released on bail
Henry Wong Pak-yu Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Denied bail
Roy Kwong Chun-yu Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion Released on bail
Lee Yue-shun Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Released on bail
Joseph Lee Kok-long Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion Released on bail
Winnie Yu Wai-ming Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Denied bail
Lau Hoi-man Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion Released on bail
Ricky Yuen Wai-kit Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion Released on bail
Joshua Wong Candidate in the July 2020 primary election; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-06 Subversion 2021-03-01 Subversion Charged; Denied bail
Daniel Wong Kwok-tung Assisted the attempted border-crossing of the “Hong Kong 12”; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-14 Funding or assisting criminals Released on bail
Kyrylo Assisted the attempted border-crossing of the “Hong Kong 12”; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-14 Funding or assisting criminals Released on bail
Rono Fok Assisted the attempted border-crossing of the “Hong Kong 12”; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-14 Funding or assisting criminals Released on bail
Ng Jing-zeon Assisted the attempted border-crossing of the “Hong Kong 12”; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-14 Funding or assisting criminals Released on bail
Yeung Tin-ji Assisted the attempted border-crossing of the “Hong Kong 12”; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-14 Funding or assisting criminals Released on bail
Cheung Zing-jan Assisted the attempted border-crossing of the “Hong Kong 12”; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-14 Funding or assisting criminals Released on bail
Chow Jing Assisted the attempted border-crossing of the “Hong Kong 12”; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-14 Funding or assisting criminals Released on bail
Tsang Coek-jin Assisted the attempted border-crossing of the “Hong Kong 12”; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-14 Funding or assisting criminals Released on bail
Kong Sam-ming Assisted the attempted border-crossing of the “Hong Kong 12”; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-14 Funding or assisting criminals Released on bail
Cheung Din-joeng Assisted the attempted border-crossing of the “Hong Kong 12”; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-14 Funding or assisting criminals Released on bail
Kwan Wai-si Assisted the attempted border-crossing of the “Hong Kong 12”; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-14 Funding or assisting criminals Released on bail
Male, between 28 and 58 years old Related to Wan Yiu-sing’s case; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-29 Financing secession with money or other propertyMoney laundering Released on bail
Male, between 28 and 58 years old Related to Wan Yiu-sing’s case; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-29 Financing secession with money or other propertyMoney laundering Released on bail
Female, between 28 and 58 years old Related to Wan Yiu-sing’s case; arrested by the NSD 2021-01-29 Financing secession with money or other propertyMoney laundering Released on bail
Chan Tze-wah Worked with Jimmy Lai in conjunction with advocacy group Stand with Hong Kong; assisted Andy Li’s attempt to leave Hong Kong 2021-02-15 Collusion with foreign forces Funding or assisting criminals 2021-02-17 Collusion with foreign forces Funding or assisting criminals Charged; Denied bail; Represented by a pro-government lawyer
Male, 19 years old Chanted pro-independence slogans or waved flags bearing such slogans in a protest at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on November 19 2021-02-18 Inciting or abetting secession Unlawful assembly Released on bail
Stephen Ting Ka-Yu Senior employee at Next Digital, founded by Jimmy Lai; arrested by the NSD 2021-03-02 Fraud Released on bail
Male, 28 years old Related to the case of Lui Sai-yu 2021-04-30 Inciting or abetting secession Possessing and dealing in arms without license; Possession of offensive weapons Released on bail
Female, 22 years old Related to the case of Lui Sai-yu 2021-04-30 Possessing and dealing in arms without license Released on bail
Choy Wing-git Arrested at the scene of a burglary; pro-independence materials found at their home; member of the student group Returning Valiant 2021-05-05 Subversion Burglary 2021-05-07 Burglary
Male, between 16 to 19 years old Arrested at the scene of a burglary; pro-independence materials found at his home; member of the student group Returning Valiant 2021-05-05 Subversion Burglary 2021-05-07 Burglary
Female, 15 years old Member of the student group Returning Valiant; pro-independence materials found at home; arrested by the NSD 2021-05-06 Subversion
Yuen Gaa-him Member of the student group Returning Valiant; pro-independence materials found at their home; arrested by the NSD 2021-05-06 Subversion
Male, 24 years old Member of the student group Returning Valiant; pro-independence materials found at his home; arrested by the NSD 2021-05-06 Subversion