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HONG KONG: Hong Kong National Security Police on Wednesday (5 July), two days after it issued warrants and bounties to several foreign-based activists, aided dissidents abroad and sought independence from China. Four men were arrested on suspicion of claiming

The Hong Kong Police Department of National Security said in a statement that the four “suspected to have received funds from operating companies, social platforms and mobile applications to assist people who have fled abroad and continue to engage in activities that threaten national security.” There is,” he announced. .

The statement did not specifically link the arrests to the eight warrants issued earlier this week against celebrities. foreign-based dissidents. Local media, citing unnamed sources, linked the arrested men to an online platform known as “Panish Me”, which was used to provide financial assistance to eight wanted foreign activists. be done.

The police statement cited “suspected collusion with foreign forces and acts of sedition” and said the men were suspected of violating the national security law imposed on Hong Kong by the Chinese government following the 2020 riots. Stated. democracy demonstration.

“They were also suspected of repeatedly publishing posts on social media platforms with inflammatory intent, including content that incited hatred against the central authority (China) and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government and advocated ‘Hong Kong independence.’ It is,” the police said. said in a statement. Hong Kong police arrest four men for aiding foreign activists

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