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Hong Kong democracy activist Agnes Chow arrested under security law

This file photo taken on August 30, 2019 shows Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow speaking to the press after being released on bail at the Eastern Magistrates’ Courts in Hong Kong. – Prominent Hong Kong democracy activist Agnes Chow was arrested late on August 10, 2020, under China’s new national security, a police source and a statement on her verified Facebook account said. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

HONG KONG — Prominent Hong Kong democracy activist Agnes Chow was arrested late Monday under China’s new national security, a police source and a statement on her verified Facebook account said.

“It’s now confirmed that Agnes Chow has been arrested for ‘inciting secession’ under the national security law,” her Facebook account said.

A police source confirmed to AFP that Chow was among 10 people arrested on Monday in a national security investigation.

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