Screengrab of a video published on the Facebook page of the Action Committee for Defending the Diaoyu Islands showing Alex Kwok protesting at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on December 12. Photo: Facebook

Two Hong Kong activists detained for Japan shrine protest could be released by next Saturday, say lawyers

  • Alex Kwok Siu-kit and Yim Man-wa were arrested on suspicion of trespassing and arson at Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine, linked to second world war criminals
  • The pair’s lawyers argued that their actions were protected by freedom of speech clauses in Japan’s constitution
Topic |   China-Japan relations

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Screengrab of a video published on the Facebook page of the Action Committee for Defending the Diaoyu Islands showing Alex Kwok protesting at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on December 12. Photo: Facebook
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