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China says 12 detainees are Hong Kong ‘separatists’, one has Portuguese passport

The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman defended on Sunday that the 12 detainees in China in August, including a young man with a Portuguese passport, are not “democratic activists” but “separatists” from Hong Kong.

The publication of Hua Chunying on the social network Twitter, in a response addressed to the United States, seems to answer one of the central questions in this process, that is, the possibility of being prosecuted on the continent under the national security law, which provides for the death penalty. life imprisonment.

Earlier, US State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus, also on Twitter, had said that the arrest of “12 democratic Hong Kong activists is yet another example of deteriorating human rights” in the former British colony.

Read more in Portuguese at Plataforma.

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