12 Hong Kong activists (aged between 16 and 33) currently detained for protesting China's breach of Article Five of the Basic Law named



Tuesday, November 24, 2020




Flags of Hong Kong (left) and China (right) reflect an idealistic "One country, two systems" plan.
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(Beijing, Hebei Province—Nov. 24, 2020) In 1997, London handed Hong Kong back to China with the "guarantee" Hong Kong could keep its free institutions, "including freedom of speech and of the press, impartial courts and a separate, partly democratic government for 50 years. 'One country, two systems' was the slogan.'" On August 23, however, in response to Beijing’s national-security crackdown implementing its National Security Law in Hong Kong; voiding that guarantee, activists (aged between 16 and 33) fled Hong Kong seeking refuge.

China’s coast guard intercepted the boat of the activists in the South China Sea en route to Taiwan, and detained the 12 protesters. Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authorities have repeatedly denied those being held in Yantian District Detention Center in Shenzhe access to mainland human rights lawyer Lu Siwei, hired by the families, and have reportedly forced them to accept government-appointed lawyers.

The names of the12 detained Hongkongers:

  1. Andy Li (李宇軒), 29, activist and chairman of Independent Election Observation Mission to Hong Kong: Arrested on suspicion of money laundering and collusion with foreign forces to endanger national security (under the National Security Law). Released on bail by Hong Kong police.
  2. Cheung Chun-fu (張俊富), 22, Open University student: Arrested on December 8, 2019. Charged with conspiracy to wound with intent, and possession of instrument fit for unlawful purpose. Released on bail by Hong Kong police.
  3. Cheung Ming-yu (張銘裕), 20, transport worker: Arrested on December 8, 2019. Charged with conspiracy to wound with intent. Released on bail by Hong Kong police.
  4. Yim Man-him (嚴文謙), 21, vocational college student: Arrested on December 8, 2019. Charged with conspiracy to wound with intent. Released on bail by Hong Kong police.
  5. Li Tsz-yin (李子賢), 29, surveyor: Arrested on September 29, 2019. Charged with rioting, assaulting a police officer during the execution of his duty. Released on bail by Hong Kong police.
  6. Kok Tsz-lun (郭子麟), 18, Hong Kong University student: Arrested on November 18, 2019 during the seige of Polytechnic University. Charged with rioting, possession of an instrument fit for unlawful purpose, and possession of an offensive weapon. Released on bail by Hong Kong police.
  7. Cheng Tsz-ho (鄧棨然), 17, trainee technician: Arrested on September 30, 2019 in Wan Chai. Charged with conspiracy to commit arson with intent. Released on bail by Hong Kong police.
  8. Liu Tsz-man (廖子文), 17, student: Arrested on September 30, 2019 in Wan Chai. Charged with conspiracy to commit arson with intent and criminal damage. Released on bail by Hong Kong police.
  9. Hoang Lam-phuc (黃臨福), 16, student: Arrested on October 14, 2019 in relation to alleged petrol bombs thrown at the Mong Kok Police Station. Charged with arson with intent and possession of an offensive weapon. Wanted by Hong Kong police after jumping bail.
  10. Tang Kai-yin (鄧棨然), 30, salesman: Arrested on September 30, 2019 in Wan Chai. Charged with conspiracy to commit arson with intent. Released on bail by Hong Kong police.
  11. Wong Wai-yin (黃偉然), 29, technician: Arrested on January 16, 2020 in Sheung Shui. Charged with conspiracy to make an explosive. Released on bail by Hong Kong police.
  12. Quinn Moon (喬映瑜) (originally reported to be the unnamed woman): Wanted by Hong Kong police for a bomb-making case in Sheung Shui.


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