Hong Kong: 8 arrested after Chinese University protest

Sun Online Desk

8th December, 2020 11:27:44 printer

Hong Kong: 8 arrested after Chinese University protest

Eight people have been arrested in Hong Kong after a protest at a university last month, as authorities continue to impose a tough new security law.

Three were detained on suspicion of inciting secession, which can carry a maximum sentence of life in prison.

In recent weeks activists have been jailed or detained under the new law, legislation human rights groups say amounts to "repression".

The US on Monday sanctioned 14 more Chinese officials over the clampdown, BBC reported.

The Treasury Department froze the assets and restricted the travel of 14 vice-chairs of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, which passed the National Security Law for Hong Kong.


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