The Arrest of Zou Xingtong Has Wiped out all the Leaders of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China
Translated by: MOS Business Team – Freedom166
On September 8, 2021, the Hong Kong police arrested Tonyee Chow Hang-tung (Xingtong Zou), the vice chairman of Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China (HKASPDMC).
On August 26, the Hong Kong Police National Security Department (NS) sent a letter to the Alliance quoting with “Hong Kong National Security Law” to request personal information, meeting records, and financial records from the 7 standing committee members and staff because the NS suspects the Alliance organization is a foreign agent. The NS also requests the Alliance to provide the details on their past 7 years of communications between the Alliance and other organizations, such as National Endowment for Democracy (NED), New School for Democracy, and China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group (CHRLCG).
Thereafter, Chow and the other 4 standing committee members stated during the press conference held on September 5 that they would not provide any of the data that the NS requested. On September 7, the Alliance also submitted an open letter to the Department reaffirming that they are not “foreign agent”. The next day, on September 8, Chow and 3 other standing committee members were all arrested. At earlier time, the Alliance’s Chairman, Lee Cheuk Yan, vice-chairman, Albert Ho Chun-Yan, along with several standing committee members were all arrested for participating in an unapproved demonstration. By now, this NGO, which has been operating over 20 years, is losing all its leaders of the suppression by the Hong Kong government.
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