March 28, 2023

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

Hong Kong Sues Humanitarian Relief Fund That Was Helping 23,000 Arrested Protesters

A large number of pro-democracy figures and organizations have been liquidated by the government since the implementation of the National Security Law (NSL) in Hong Kong in 2019. Even the 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund, which provided humanitarian assistance to democracy protesters in the anti-extradition movement, has been accused of violating the “requirements under the Societies Ordinance.” Five trustees of the fund and the secretary were charged earlier, there was a pre-trial on Aug. 9 and a 5-day trial that started on Sept. 19, and the case is scheduled to be decided on Nov. 25.
From 2019 to 2020, there were a series of demonstrations in response to the introduction of Hong Kong’s extradition bill, as the citizens feared that the bill would extend Beijing’s reach into the city and destroy the freedoms of people and businesses in Hong Kong. It was the largest series of demonstrations in the history of Hong Kong, with over 10 thousand in the movement arrested….
Source: The Epoch Times