Deutsche: Welle (DW)
Authorities have arrested nine people who allegedly helped a group of pro-democracy activists flee the former British colony for Taiwan. Police have said the suspects provided a getaway boat and cash for the fugitives.
Hong Kong police have arrested nine people accused of helping pro-democracy activists flee the former British colony for Taiwan.
The group allegedly supplied a speedboat for the 12 anti-Beijing demonstrators to make their escape attempt, as they feared prosecution by authorities there.
"Their roles include ownership of the boat, financial backing, providing accommodation before the trip, transportation to the pier and arranging their lives after arriving in Taiwan," a police spokesperson was quoted as saying by the Agence France-Presse news agency on Saturda