Hong Kong police, playing in China’s hands, arrested 47 pro-democracy agitators under the National Security Act on Sunday. They have been accused of hatching an anti-national conspiracy. Explain that in January this year, the police had arrested the former MPs and supporters of democracy in a big way, but later released them. Now he has been arrested again and will be produced in court on Monday.
The police have accused these people of violating the National Security Act. This law was implemented by China in June last year. Those arrested include 39 men and eight women. Their age is between 23 and 64 years. According to the police, the agitators not only wanted to paralyze the city’s system but were also plotting to overthrow the government.
Those arrested on Sunday include former MP Eddie Chu. His official Twitter account also confirmed the arrest. At the same time, Winnie Yu, a candidate in the primary elections, has also been arrested. This information is given on their official Facebook page.
It is noteworthy that the United States has been repeatedly talking about human rights abuses in Hong Kong. In the past, China had instructed America not to tarnish the image of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) and its single-party political system. Simultaneously, China had asked the Biden administration to stop separatist forces in Taiwan, Tibet, Hong Kong, and Xinjiang.
It is known that a bipartisan group of American lawmakers nominated Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement for the Nobel Peace Prize this year. US lawmakers have done this to honor protesters for their struggle against enforcing China’s national security law, according to a recent news agency ANI report.