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China: Further information: 12 Hongkongers formally arrested in China

, Index number: ASA 17/3213/2020

Twelve Hongkongers arrested on 23 August 2020 by the Chinese coast guard have been formally arrested on 30 September - two for allegedly organizing people to cross the border between Hong Kong and China and the other 10 for allegedly crossing the border. Having been detained for more than 45 days without access to their families and family-appointed lawyers, the 12 individuals remain at imminent risk of torture and other ill-treatment.