15 High-Profile Pro-Democracy Activists Arrested by Hong Kong Police

  • Hong Kong police has arrested 15 most high-profile pro-democracy activists including 71-year-old media tycoon Jimmy Lai and many prominent lawmakers. Experts believe that these activists have been arrested on accusations of organizing, publicizing unauthorized assembles, and taking part in last year’s mass protests in Hong Kong. The arrested activists will be produced to court next month. The government hasn’t given any explanation regarding the arrests. The arrests come just days after Beijing's most senior official in Hong Kong called for the need for a new security law for dealing with dissent.