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Taiwan condemns arrest of pan-democratic Hong Kong district councilors

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 24 Nov 2020, 07:15 am Print

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Taiwan condemns arrest of pan-democratic Hong Kong district councilors Taiwan-Hong Kong

Taipei: Taiwan has condemned the arrest of two pan-democratic Hong Kong district councilors.

They were arrested under Hong Kong's controversial national security law.

Hong Kong police arrested Yuen Long district councilor Henry Wong Pak-yu and Kowloon City's Timothy Lee Hin-long on Sunday morning for allegedly exaggerating their election expenses, reported Focus Taiwan.

Hong Kong police have made a series of arrests of media figures and politicians under the national security law, which was imposed on the territory by Beijing in June, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), said in a statement Sunday.

China's parliament recently backed a new security bill meant to bring about tighter control over Hong Kong, which underlines that anyone who undermines Beijing's authority in the territory will be treated as a criminal and his/her action will be deemed crime against the state.

The new bill has caused deep concern among those who say it could end Hong Kong's unique status.

The move sparked a new wave of anti-mainland protest.