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Hong Kong: Mass Arrests of Pro-Democracy Politicians

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Pro-democracy activists who were elected from unofficial pro-democracy primaries, including Joshua Wong, far left, attend a press conference in Hong Kong, July 15, 2020. © 2020 AP Photo/Kin Cheung (New York) – The Hong Kong government should not file charges against the 53 pro-democracy politicians arbitrarily arrested on January 6, 2021, Human Rights Watch said today. All were arrested for “subversion” under Hong Kong’s draconian National Security Law (NSL), which the Chinese government imposed on June 30, 2020. The 53 men and women arrested span the spectrum of…


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