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World Hong Kong: Police order the arrest of 6 pro-democracy activists in exile

17:10  01 august  2020
17:10  01 august  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

Hong Kong police order arrest of exiled activists: China state media

  Hong Kong police order arrest of exiled activists: China state media Hong Kong police have ordered the arrest of six pro-democracy activists living in exile on suspicion of violating the national security law, Chinese state media reported late Friday, but the city's force refused to comment. The six included prominent young campaigner Nathan Law, 27, who recently relocated to Britain after fleeing Hong Kong. "Hong Kong police officially ordered the arrests of six trouble-makers who have fled overseas," CCTV stateThe six included prominent young campaigner Nathan Law, 27, who recently relocated to Britain after fleeing Hong Kong.

Dramatic move comes hours after Hong Kong 's chief executive calls off elections to city's parliament, citing surge in coronavirus infections.

Hong Kong police have ordered the arrest of six pro - democracy activists living in exile on suspicion of violating the national security law, Chinese state media reported late Friday, but the city's force refused to comment. The six included prominent young campaigner Nathan Law, 27

Une couple passe devant une rangée de policiers à Hong Kong, le jour de l'anniversaire de la rétrocession du territoire à la Chine, le 1er juillet 2020. © REUTERS / Tyrone A couple walk past a row of police in Hong Kong, on the anniversary of the return of the territory to the China, July 1, 2020.

After the one-year postponement of legislative elections in Hong Kong officially because of the Covid-19, and to the chagrin of the pro-democracy opposition, the Hong Kong police ordered Friday July 31 the arrest of 6 pro-democracy activists in exile, notably in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Exile and foreign nationality will not protect us ... This is the bitter observation of Samuel Chu, Hong Kong activist for democracy and American citizen. He learned on Friday 31 that he was wanted for having "incited secession and collusion with foreign powers". In total, Hong Kong police ordered Friday, July 31, the arrest of 6 pro-democracy activists in exile.

Hong Kong: Police arrest four people under security law

 Hong Kong: Police arrest four people under security law HONG KONG-SECURITY: Hong Kong: Police arrest four people under security law © Reuters / Tyrone Siu HONG KONG: LA POLICE ARRESTS FOUR UNDER SECURITY LAW HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police on Wednesday said they had arrested four people, aged 16 to 21, for alleged violations to the news national security law, the first detentions unrelated to anti-government protests since the law was passed.

Hong Kong police have ordered the arrest of six pro - democracy activists living in exile on suspicion of violating the national security law, Chinese state media Besides Law, the other activists sought include former British consulate staffer Simon Cheng, pro - democracy campaigner Samuel

Hong Kong police have ordered the arrest of six pro - democracy activists living in exile on suspicion of violating the national security law, Chinese state media reported late Friday, but the city's force refused to comment. The six included prominent young campaigner Nathan Law, 27

"If I am targeted, any American, any citizen of any country who speaks in favor of Hong Kong, can and will be too," he said. . This is the first time that the Hong Kong authorities have invoked the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the new National Security Law to target militants outside the region.

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Also wanted, Nathan Law, one of the leaders of the 2019 protests. He recently fled Hong Kong for Britain, as did Simon Cheng, a former employee of the British consulate in Hong Kong who was granted asylum in London after complaining of torture in China.

Since the entry into force of the new law, 4 students have been arrested for inciting secession on social networks and 12 pro-democratic candidates have been disqualified for the legislative elections which were to take place in September.

After these elections were postponed for a year, Germany suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, thus imitating the United Kingdom or Australia. What Beijing condemned as a violation of international law.

China bars protest leaders from running in upcoming Hong Kong elections .
The move is seen as a further sign of Beijing's tightening hold on the city after the passage of a controversial security law. © Provided by NBC News The announcement from the Hong Kong government followed the arrest on Wednesday of four people for allegedly advocating for secession from mainland China.Wong, who became one of the best known faces of the pro-democracy movement that has gripped Hong Kong in recent years, confirmed to NBC News that he is among the 12 individuals barred from standing in September's Legislative Council elections.

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