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Hong Kong detains nearly 50 pro-democracy activists for alleged breaches of national security law

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Hong Kong police have detained 47 pro-democracy activists, accusing them of undermining national security laws introduced by China last year.

The activists were formally charged with conspiracy to commit subversion under the city’s national security law, in the largest mass charge against the semi-autonomous Chinese territory’s opposition camp since the legislation came into effect.

The former politicians and democracy advocates had been previously arrested in a sweeping…



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