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Hong Kong Police Arrest 11 for Allegedly Helping Fugitives

Police have arrested 11 people on allegations that they helped 12 pro-democracy activists escape the city on August.

Police have arrested 11 people on allegations that they helped 12 pro-democracy activists escape the city on August. 

Out of the 11, three were women and eight were men, with the youngest at 18 years old. 

Police also arrested District Councilor Daniel Wong Kwok-tung at his house early on Thursday.

Wong was chanting “Insist upon democracy, human rights, rule of law-don’t give them up! Don’t give up!” as he was being taken away by police.

Chinese authorities intercepted the 12 activists while attempting to flee to Taiwan. The Shenzhen Yantian District People’s court have now tried and delivered sentences on 10 fugitives for up to three years in prison. 

Meanwhile, the two minors were ordered to return to Hong Kong. 

Last month, Hong Kong pro-democracy Apple Daily owner Jimmy Lai was among those arrested under the national security law. 

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