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[Trapped in the black hole -
After two-week detention in #China, still no update abt 12 HK #AsylumSeekers]

1. Only thing we know is they are all taken to detention centre in #Shenzhen & Chinese cops will decide whether to arrest them formally by Oct 1, according to #China’s law
2. But even after the arrest, there's still a huge question mark on when they will be prosecuted, put on trial and how long trial will last. Prosecution can be further delayed if Chinese prosecutors claim they need “supplementary investigation”. It will be like an endless tunnel.
3. Under #China's law, suspects can be released on bail. But in reality, especially when all the #asylumseekers may face further charges under #China's #nationalsecuritylaw and other criminal laws, the chance of bail is slim.
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[In every 700 #Hongkongers, one was arrested because of #HongKongProtests]

1. Since the outbreak of #HKprotests last year, 9672 #HKers have been arrested when they protested against injustice, with 2093 prosecuted.
2. With arrestees from 11yo kid to 84yo elderly, #hkpolice is now staging the biggest political purge across generations in the city, especially at the time when #hkgov attempting to rewrite history, whitewash #policebrutality and censor textbooks.
3. You may wonder what #HKers can still do under draconian #nationalsecuritylaw, arbitrary arrests, unchecked police violence that even targets pregnant women, and also the detentions of 12 asylum seekers in #China, with their fate still unknown for nearly 2 weeks.
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[Secret deal: China's security cops can investigate in #Switzerland]

1. @NZZaS: #China & #Swiss signed a secret deal in 2015 allowing #Beijing's security officers to investigate Chinese nationals WITHIN #Switzerland for 2 weeks, even w/o official status.…
2. Five years after the secret deal was signed, no Swiss MP had ever heard of the deal. In contrast to similar agreements between #Switzerland and other countries, the one with #China is harsher as #Chinese cops can come and investigate without prior discussion with Swiss govt.
3. Even though the treaty claims only covering smugglers and illegal immigrants, it is doubtful whether this extraterritorial enforcement power can be abused under the newly enacted #nationalsecuritylaw that covers foreigners.
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[Detainee faces indefinite detention & tortures in #HK]

1. A detainee from #India on hunger strike was brutally beaten by officers at Castle Peak Bay Immigration Center (CIC, aka "black prison"), before unwillingly sending to hospital for forced injection, per @appledaily_hk.
2. The victim, Vikramjeet Singh, was severely assaulted in a place not covered by CCTV cameras, with multiple bruises on wrists, arms and legs, as well as broken bones in chest and back. Impatient with Singh’s hunger strike, officers even scolded him, “go to die!”
3. Although #hkpolice claimed they would investigate the case, Singh has not given any copy of statement for more than 4 days since August 18, nor any case number. Worse still, #police prohibited Singh’s friends from taking pictures of his wounds for no reason.
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[#HKers calling on #Cellebrite to halt selling phone hacking technologies to #Belarus] #standwithbelarus

1/ Phone hacking tech is one of the weapons abused by authoritarian regimes to stamp out dissidents, in particular, crackdowns on leaderless movements in both Belarus and HK.
2/ Solely in #Hongkong, throughout #hkprotests last year, #hkpolice has been using Cellebrite's hacking technology to crack at least 4000 #Hkprotesters’ phones without consent, with our private conversation used by authoritarian regimes for political purges.
3/ Recently, a group of Israeli human rights lawyers have found that the investigation units of dictatorship in #Belarus have been using Cellebrite's forensic system, #UFED Touch, to break the defence systems in smartphones.
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[#HKgov told right lawyers: #Hkpolice's shooting in #Hkprotesters’ chest is “reasonable”]

1. On Oct 1 last year, an 18yo student was shot in his chest by live bullet fired at point-blank range, 3cm from his heart with bullet fragments scattering around his ribs, lung and chest. Image
2. But when he sued for injury compensation, #HK legal aid dept, not only unreasonably rejected his request but also prejudicially supported #HKpolicebrutality, saying "the use of force by the Police at the material time was reasonable" before trials and rulings even begin. Image
3. Legal Aid Dept is heavily blasted for its tightening scrutiny on legal aid applications, esp for cases related to gov misconducts. But it is the first time for the dept to make such an irresponsible judgment before trials. Plaintiff doesn't even know the date of hearing yet.
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[My thought after HK police issued arrest warrants to my friends]

1/When #HKers hope to secure a historic majority in the upcoming election, Gov postponed election & asked #Beijing to deal with whether and how incumbent lawmakers can extend their tenure.
2/ It is widely expected that #Beijing will tighten its curb on the city’s legislature by setting up new rubber-stamp legislature without real oppositions. The rubber-stamp legislature is not new to #Hongkong.
3/ Earlier in 1997, #Beijing has once set up a provisional legislature with #Beijing handpicked members and no mandate from voters. The body had passed several draconian bills including stricter restrictions on assemblies, demonstrations and associations.
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[The city's largest-ever DNA collection by #China]

1. Starting from today, #Beijing will send medical personnel from China to #HK for mass testing. Just like #nationalsecuritylaw legislation, the decision is unilaterally imposed without public consultation. Image
2. Up to now, Beijing and #hkgov fail to provide details primarily about how DNA samples will be used during and after test, and whether those samples collected will be sent to Mainland afterwards.
3. Worse still, even the city’s head in charge of controlling #covid19 never heard of the plan. As a result, it casts more doubts on whether #China is imposing genetic surveillance in #HK while #hkpolice recently took DNA swabs of #hkprotesters under sweeping #nationalsecuritylaw Image
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#Breaking: Democracy is at risk. Newly announced rules just brought Chinese-style censorship and limitations on free speech to #HongKong (1/3)…
Notably, #HKPolice can 1. force internet platforms to remove messages deemed dangerous to "national security" and 2. intercept communication and implement surveillance, without a warrant. (2/3)
We will not comply or assist with any demands to enforce Article 43 of the #NationalSecurityLaw. We #StandwithHK (3/3)
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[First day of national security law: #HKers will not surrender]

1/ When #Beijing has defied social oppositions and enacted the sweeping #nationalsecuritylaw in #HK, The UK government has offered an important lifeboat by opening path to citizenship for #HKers.
2/ However, leaving the place where we grow up is just the last resort. More HKers pledge to continue our fight for liberty and democracy. Therefore, even for the first day that the national security law came into effect, hundred thousands protesters took to the street.
3/ Under the new law, Hongkongers are prone to no public trials, no bail, no jury trial, no rights to silence or even extradition to China’s courts. Judges involving in those cases have to be first screened by Beijing.
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[One year later, #Policebrutality intensifies]

1. A year ago,millions of #HKers flocked to streets to oppose #AntiExtradition bill & #PoliceViolence. It was the time when demonstrations, protests, strikes, petitions, forming human chains & singing #GlorytoHongKong were permitted Image
2. One year later, #Hongkongers and the world bear witness to #Beijing's growing direct control on the city’s vanishing liberty. Ordinary citizens are stabbed by pro-#Beijing mobs, smashed to the ground and arrested by #hkpolice just because they sing in public. ImageImageImage
3. This is the time when teachers are fired for refusing to censor students, and even a satirical show was halted for mentioning #policebrutality. Image
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[This year might be the last year of annual #TiananmenVigil in #Hongkong]

1. 31 years ago, Beijing crushed dissents with tanks and guns. 31 years later, Beijing is ripping out our democratic aspiration with a tyrannical law.
2. At the time when #Beijing is unilaterally imposing the draconian #NationalSecurityLaw upon #Hongkong, this year might be the last year that Hongkongers can talk about #TiananmenSquareMassacre publicly.
3. Even before this evil law is implemented, #HKgov has already tightened its grip by banning this years’ candlelight vigil for the first time in 30 years. To block #Hongkongers from joining the vigil, the venue was locked down w/ barricades, with thousands of #hkpolice deployed.
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1/ From anti-extradition law to anti-national security law, more than thousands of #Hongkongers took to streets to protest against this highly controversial law since the new law will kill future democratic movements, and murder any slight chance to seeking justice in the city.
2/ It's fiercely imposed by Beijing upon the will of #HKers, without legislative scrutiny. Even tens of thousands of #HKers showed their outcry against draconian law, #hkpolice crushed dissents with armed vehicles, water cannons, teargas & pepper balls but #YouCantStopUs!
3/ The proposed national security agency is like the #secretpolice branch in HK. The biggest concern is arbitrary & political interpretation of the law, When using the law in China, lawyers, reporters, NGOs, religious groups were accused of “inciting subversion”.
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1/ Today #HK court ruled that #hkpolice can go through the arrested's phone without a warrant. More importantly, it is the first time that #hkpolice has admitted using software provided by Cellebrite @Cellebrite_UFED and MSAB @MSAB_XRY to crack my iPhone without my consent.
2/ From the evidence submitted by #hkpolice, police's digital forensic branch used Israel-based firm Cellebrite's UFED Physical Analyzer and Swedish MSAB XRY to hack my #iPhoneXR, both my passcode and all my personal photos.
3/ When phone-cracking companies go hand in hand with #China authoritarian regime, this is more than just an infringement of civil liberties, but also a digital crackdown of political dissidence. #Hongkongprotesters
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When #Beijing expelled 3 major US media outlets @nytimes, @WSJ & @washingtonpost to stop foreign media coverage on #HK & #China, Reuters reports at least 4000 top internal security forces, the PAP, have been joining #hkpolice on the frontlines, according to diplomat sources.
1/ The report echoes #hongkongers’ observation that many #mandarin-speaking officials have given commands to #hkpolice on the frontlines and taken place in the crackdowns of protests.
2/ Together with the expanding Chinese troops PLA in the city, #CCP is now deploying the largest security deployment in #HK, with 12000-strong forces. Both PAP and PLA are under the direct command of resident #Xijinping.
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Amid #Coronavirus menace, pro-#CCP lawmakers today hold extra meetings to discuss #HKpolice pay rises, despite majority of #HKers’ opposing the rise. According to the poll, popularity rating of police hit a record low: 40% of population giving zero marks on police performance.
However, just on the same day of the meeting, #hongkongpolice carries new rounds of political persecution by arresting key pro-democracy figures including Lee Cheuk Yan, Yeung Sum and pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai.
Over the past two months, #hkgov has demonstrated its governance failure. When the civil society is busy ensuring our mask supplies overseas and helping #Hongkongers to stay away from the virus, #HKpolice opts to suppress all opposition to the police pay rise.
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1/ Arrested on August 30, my phone was seized by #hkpolice. The phone can only be unlocked with passwords. Before court resumed yesterday, I have NEVER provided any passwords to #police, nor received any notice nor warrant for a search of my mobile device.
2/ However, #hkpolice yesterday submitted an evidence list, which allegedly included 4 text messages of mine from iPhone XR. Police can even identify how the messages were sent out, whether it's from a mobile or desktop version of the app.
3/ Since such functions can't be found on ordinary user interface, that can only be possible with the help of state-sponsored hacking. It's utterly alarming that police begins to hack mobile devices of #HKers, just like #China hacking iPhones & Android devices to target #Uyghurs.
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📣Spread it!!! #SOSHK

Some parents want to pick up their kids and police shoot tear gas to them!!!! 🆘🆘🆘

We cant let 8964 Tiananmen happens in #HK!!!
No reporters in #PolyU, #HKpolice had arrested first aider, doctors and press.. no one knows what happens in poly u now!!!!
@JustinTrudeau @AndrewScheer Please help #HK! #SOSHK Students in HK are fighting for freedom and human rights now. 📣 But HongKong Government do IGNORE our opinions! They even ordered #HKPolice to “kill” us all!! Please help #HongKong and #StandWithHK‼️🇭🇰🇭🇰🇭🇰
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Earlier today around admiralty - Hong Kong police using a baton to beat up a protestor who wasn’t even resisting..He wasn’t even running! 😠seeing a lot of violence coming out of HK in the last few hours..Seems like it’s brutal day for the Hongkongers.

Southorn Playground, Wanchai


Alleged undercover #HongKongPolice disguised as protesters stirred up chaos with their extendable batons.

They were later chased by protesters & allegedly opened fire at the scene as heard in the video.

No casualties reported..

Some photos from the scene 👇
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On my way to #HongKongAirport, #police are getting on buses to check passengers’ boarding pass. One police ask a passenger ‘Why do you have a mask with you?’, the man said he is heading to Disney Land and got off bus. #HongKong #HongKongProtests
At the #HongKongAirport, travellers are lining up to get into the departure hall. At least 30 police are standby here, with another batch at the #Lantau Link Toll Plaza. #HongKong #HongKongProtests
The #HongKongAirport seems very peaceful. There are around 10 police standby inside terminal 1, some passengers told me they arrived couple hours early to avoid delays and traffic. #HongKong #HongKongProtests
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A possible theory about the whole #HK #antiELAB. I believe it’s all about money. The #ELAB, was for that purpose: /1
1. China financial health is currently under serious stress, and needs money, in the level of trillions, quick. Who has that much money #China can access? Hong Kong /2
2. Passage of #ELAB law will help China 2 arrest anyone #China like, & in the process call confiscate all their wealth. Public options believe #CCP only interested in #Xi political rivals. But if u need a lot of money and u have decided 2 support Mao policies, why stop there? /3
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