Hong Kong Update

15 Hong Kong pro-democracy figures arrested in latest police round up

Leung Yiu-chung, Avery Ng, Lee Cheuk-yan, Albert Ho, Martin Lee, Figo Chan, Jimmy Lai, Sin Chung-kai, Cyd Ho, Au Nok-hin, Margaret Ng, Yeung Sum, Raphael Wong, Leung Kwok-hung, Richard Tsoi.

‘Authorities are opening fire on Hong Kong’

https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1521339-20200418.htm

Hong Kong’s pan-democrats condemn wave of arrests of veterans as a bid to silence dissent but authorities say it’s for unlawful protests

  • Others held include former lawmakers Albert Ho, Lee Cheuk-yan, ‘Long Hair’ Leung Kwok-hung and Au Nok-hin
  • Police chief Chris Tang says operation has nothing to do with recent remarks by the Beijing authorities in the city

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/3080529/least-12-hong-kong-opposition-veterans-arrested-police-over

I’m proud to finally be a defendant: Martin Lee

https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1521384-20200418.htm

Drop outdated rioting charges and call independent inquiry: New report

A new 38 page report by Hong Kong Watch calls on the Hong Kong government to drop rioting charges against protestors at the June 12 2019 protests, to conduct a judge-led independent inquiry into incidents of police violence, and urges reform of the city’s Public Order Ordinance.

https://www.hongkongwatch.org/all-posts/2019/7/10/drop-outdated-rioting-charges-and-call-independent-inquiry-new-report

14 reactions to Hong Kong’s crackdown on democrats: ‘This is not the rule of law,’ says ex-governor Chris Patten

Hong Kong protests: Foreign Office statement, 18 April 2020

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office issued a statement following the arrest of a number of political figures in Hong Kong.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hong-kong-protests-foreign-office-statement-18-april-2020

Hong Kong activists arrested over last year’s democracy rallies

https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/0418/1132286-hong-kong-protests/

Amid Pandemic, Hong Kong Arrests Major Pro-Democracy Figures

Rarely have so many prominent pro-democracy figures — over a dozen — been arrested at once. The arrests signaled a broader crackdown on the antigovernment movement that roiled the semiautonomous city last year.

Fears of anti-China unrest after 15 Hong Kong democracy activists arrested

HONG KONG police have arrested 15 prominent pro-democracy activists for allegedly organising unlawful protests last year.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1270882/Hong-Kong-news-protests-democracy-extradition-China-CCP-arrests

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