The 12 Hong Kong fugitives intercepted in Chinese waters last year leave the Yantian District People’s Court on December 28. Photo: AFP The 12 Hong Kong fugitives intercepted in Chinese waters last year leave the Yantian District People’s Court on December 28. Photo: AFP
The 12 Hong Kong fugitives intercepted in Chinese waters last year leave the Yantian District People’s Court on December 28. Photo: AFP

US accuses China of harassing lawyers for 12 Hongkongers arrested at sea

  • State Department spokesman urges Beijing to respect human rights and reinstate credentials of legal representatives
  • Lawyers’ plight is an early test for Biden administration’s promised hardline approach on China

Topic |   Hong Kong protests
The 12 Hong Kong fugitives intercepted in Chinese waters last year leave the Yantian District People’s Court on December 28. Photo: AFP The 12 Hong Kong fugitives intercepted in Chinese waters last year leave the Yantian District People’s Court on December 28. Photo: AFP
The 12 Hong Kong fugitives intercepted in Chinese waters last year leave the Yantian District People’s Court on December 28. Photo: AFP
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