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Hong Kong police turn focus on donors to group urging sanctions

Hong Kong police turn focus on donors to group urging sanctions

‘Fight for Freedom, Stand with Hong Kong’ has vowed to use funds it has raised for global campaign seeking sanctions over Beijing-imposed legislation.
Donors to an online group which called for sanctions against Hong Kong could be the next target of police, following the arrest of Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai Chee-ying and five others under the national security law.

Force insiders said officers from the newly established national security unit began investigating the “
I want laam caau” group, also known as “Fight for Freedom, Stand with Hong Kong” (SWHK) in English, when it continued to post messages and slogans on its website calling for international sanctions after the Beijing-imposed legislation took effect on June 30.

Less than 24 hours after the enactment of the law, SWHK called on the British government to respond decisively to what it described as an “indisputable breach” of the Sino-British Joint Declaration on Hong Kong’s return to Chinese sovereignty.
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