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Hong Kong Authorities Arrest at Least Four Humanitarians for Legal Aid to Pro-Democracy Protesters

Authorities in Hong Kong have arrested at least four individuals for their involvement as trustees of the 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund, a non-profit that has provided legal aid for those who took part in the 2019 pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Among those arrested were a prominent attorney, a singer, and a 90-year-old retired cardinal.

Chinese authorities suppressed the protests in 2019, and now they’re looking to put an end to support for the protesters, even though the 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund ceased operations last year after facing pressure from the government.

Authorities detained scholar Hui Po-keung at Hong Kong International Airport on Tuesday and arrested barrister Margaret Ng, singer Denise Ho, and Cardinal Joseph Zen on Wednesday.

Prominent Hong Kong barrister Margaret Ng – a trustee of a now-defunct protester relief fund – has been arrested, HKFP has learned.

Scholar Hui Po-keung, 90-year-old Cardinal Joseph Zen &

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