Police grant bail to Roman Catholic priest arrested for anti-national activities

    13-May-2022   
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Hong Kong authorities granted bail to a Roman Catholic Cardinal who was arrested for his alleged involvement in anti-national activities. He and his two associates were arrested under suspicion of colluding with foreign forces to endanger China's national security, reports said.
 
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Cardinal Joseph Zen, singer-actress Denise Ho, lawyer Margaret Ng and scholar Hui Po-keung were detained by Hong Kong’s National Security Police, the U.K.-based human rights group Hong Kong Watch had said.
 
The arrests were apparently related to their roles as trustees of the 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund, which provided legal aid to people who took part in 2019 pro-democracy protests that were quashed by security forces, the group said. The fund closed in 2021, it had said.
 
Zen, a 90-year-old former bishop of Hong Kong, was questioned for several hours on at the Chai Wan Police Station close to his church residence, before being released on police bail. The silver-haired Zen, wearing a white clerical collar, left without making any comment to the media, Reuters reported.
 
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