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

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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