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Security law police arrest 11 people suspected of aiding ‘Hong Kong 12’ speedboat escape bid

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Security law police officers have arrested eight men and three women on suspicion of aiding 12 Hongkongers in their bid to escape to Taiwan last August, according to NowTV and CitizenNews. Those arrested on Thursday were between the ages of 18 to 72.

Among those rounded up was District Councillor Daniel Wong Kwok-tung. Officers arrived at his house at 6:10 am in the morning, according to his Facebook page. Wong is a lawyer and also the founder of Aegis, a pro-democracy restaurant in Taipei, Taiwan, known to employ Hongkongers.

Daniel Wong Kwok-tung. Photo: Facebook.

The mother of documentary filmmaker Willis Ho was also arrested Monday morning at 6:15 am and taken to Tsuen Wan police station, according to her Facebook page. The arrest was made in relation to the case of the 12 Hong Kong fugitives, Ho’s statement read.

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