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Hong Kong Police Arrest 11 on Suspicion of Helping Activists Flee to Taiwan

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Hong Kong Police Arrest 11 on Suspicion of Helping Activists Flee to Taiwan

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At least 11 people were arrested Thursday morning in Hong Kong, allegedly for helping 12 Hongkongers flee the city before they were captured at sea by Chinese coastal guards in August last year, according to local media. Among those arrested was Daniel Wong Kwok-tung, a Hong Kong lawyer and district councilor. According to his Facebook post, he was arrested at home at around 6:10 a.m. local time by the local police’s national security department. Willis Ho, a local activist and filmmaker, stated via a Facebook post that her mother, surnamed Cheung, was arrested at 6:15 a.m. local time and taken to the police station in Tsuen Wan district. Ho wrote the arrest had to do with the 12 Hongkongers. The 12 Hongkongers left Hong Kong on a boat on Aug. 23, 2020, allegedly seeking to claim political asylum on the self-ruled island of Taiwan. Since June 2019, when millions took …

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