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Andy Li Yu-hin faces collusion charges

Andy Li Yu-hin faces collusion charges

A Hong Kong activist who was among eight fugitives sent back to the city by mainland Chinese authorities has been charged with conspiring to collude with foreign forces, assisting offenders, and possession of arms and ammunitions without a licence.
Andy Li Yu-hin was allegedly one of the conspirators behind the escape bid of 12 fugitives, himself included, who were arrested in mainland waters last summer while trying to flee to Taiwan on a speedboat.

Li will face prosecution on Wednesday at the West Kowloon Magistrates' Courts, though he would not be taken to court as he had to undergo two weeks of quarantine following his return from Shenzhen.

Li was among six people arrested last year for allegedly colluding with foreign forces. Others arrested include media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying and activist Agnes Chow Ting.

In December, ten of the fugitives were given sentences ranging from seven months to three years by a Shenzhen court, while two minors were returned to Hong Kong, where they may face further charges.

A total of 20 other individuals were arrested by Hong Kong police for allegedly aiding the escape.

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