July 30, 2020

Student arrests in Hong Kong deepen ‘white terror’ fears

Hong Kong (AFP) – Hong Kong has fallen into an era of “white terror”, democracy campaigners said Thursday after four students –- one aged just 16 –- were arrested for social media posts deemed to be a threat to China’s national security.Wednesday’s arrests were the first made by Hong Kong police’s new national security unit, which was set up after Beijing imposed a controversial law last month aimed at quashing the city’s democracy movement.The arrests added to a deepening sense of dread in Hong Kong that its cherished freedoms on speech — once thought to be guaranteed under a “One China, Two…

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