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Hong Kong: Dubious Arrest of Pro-democracy Politician

Expand In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, photo, Veby Mega Indah, an injured Indonesian video journalist, bites her lips during an interview with The Associated Press in the Wan Chai area of Hong Kong. © 2019 AP Photo/Vincent Thian (New York) – Hong Kong authorities’ arrest of a pro-democracy figure for “seditious intent” heightens concerns of a renewed crackdown on the 2019 protest movement, Human Rights Watch said today. On March 26, 2020, police arrested district councilor Cheng Lai-king, 60, at her home two days after she reposted a message on Facebook that revealed a police officer’s identity.…

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