torsdag 14. januar 2021

Hong Kong: 11 more national security arrests over attempted boat escape to Taiwan

Hong Kong police have arrested 11 people under the national security law for allegedly helping 12 pro-democracy activists accused of attempting to flee the city by boat for Taiwan last year, local media and activists have reported.

Police arrested eight men and three women aged 18 to 72 for “assisting offenders”, according to the South China Morning Post, which cited unnamed sources. Daniel Wong Kwok-tung, a lawyer who tried to help the 12 people detained in mainland China last August, was among those arrested. Wong wrote on Facebook that police arrived at his apartment at 6am on Thursday.