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BREAKING: Barrister Margaret Ng among trustees of defunct protest fund arrested by Hong Kong police – sources


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.

Margaret Ng. Photo: Dan Garrett/HKFP.

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.

Kelly Ho has an interest in local politics, education and sports. She formerly worked at South China Morning Post Young Post, where she specialised in reporting on issues related to Hong Kong youth. She has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Hong Kong, with a second major in Politics and Public Administration.


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