Police in Hong Kong arrested a 90-year-old retired Catholic bishop in their latest round-up of prominent freedom activists on Wednesday, according to The New York Times.
Cardinal Joseph Zen joined singer-activist Denise Ho, and Margaret Ng, an attorney and ex-Hong Kong lawmaker, in Chinese detention. The three are being investigated for alleged violations of Beijing’s strict national security law imposed on the district in 2019. Each was a trustee of the 619 Humanitarian Relief Fund offering financial support to those prosecuted for demonstrations against the Chinese crackdown.
“The fund, which was closed last year, is under investigation for colluding with foreign forces, a crime under the national security law,” the Times reported. “All five of the fund’s trustees have now been arrested or are