Prominent Hong Kong barrister Margaret Ng, who was a trustee of a now-defunct protester relief fund, has been arrested, HKFP has learned. It came a few hours after police reportedly detained another trustee at the airport under the Beijing-imposed national security law.
Two legal sources told HKFP on Wednesday that Ng was arrested by police after cultural studies scholar Hui Po-keung was intercepted at Hong Kong International Airport on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces.
Both Ng and Hui helped run the 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund, which aided thousands of protesters during the 2019 unrest by providing legal assistance, funds for psychological counselling and medical treatment and emergency relief.
According to local media citing sources, other trustees were also arrested on Wednesday evening, including Cardinal Joseph Zen and singer-songwriter Denise Ho.
HKFP has reached out to the police for confirmation and comment.
More to follow.