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Wife of pro-democracy activist Lee Cheuk-yan arrested by NSL police on collusion charge: source

Elizabeth Tang Yin-ngor, the wife of jailed pro-democracy activist Lee Cheuk-yan, the former leader of the defunct Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, was arrested by the national security police at midday on Thursday over a charge of collusion with foreign forces to endanger national security, according to a source.
It is learned that Tang was arrested near Stanley Prison, where her husband is jailed. She was later escorted to her home at Mei Foo Sun Chuen by the police officers for a search.

According to sources, Tang was suspected of receiving more than HK$110 million in funds from foreign organizations in the United States, Germany, and Norway when she served at the now-defunct Asia Monitor Resource Centre.

Tang and her husband built up the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions in 1990, after which Lee served as the president and Tang was the chief executive. They advocated for labour rights and democracy in the city for four decades.

Tang is currently the general secretary of the International Domestic Workers Federation. She left Hong Kong, heading to the UK in September 2021, and returned to the city recently.

Lee was arrested for taking part in his leadership of a Tiananmen crackdown vigil group in 2019 and convicted of organizing and inciting others to join unauthorized assemblies. Then he was sentenced to be in jail for a total of 20 months.
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