Hong Kong police question relatives of exiled lawmaker Ted Hui

Radio Free Asia

Hong Kong police on Tuesday questioned three relatives of former pro-democracy lawmaker Ted Hui, one of eight overseas activists wanted under a security law, local media reported.

The three individuals, which included his parents-in-law, were taken to Castle Peak and Yuen Long police stations for questioning “to help with the authorities’ investigation,” the Standard newspaper quoted sources as saying.

The move comes after police questioned several relatives of others among the group of eight wanted activists, asking similar questions, throughout July and August.

The South China Morning Post also cited a source familiar with the case as saying that officers raided the Yuen Long home of Hui’s in-laws and their son on Tuesday morning. Hui’s father-in-law was seen leaving Castle Peak police station following the earlier release of his wife and son that day.

No arrests were made, according to the reports.

“The three were questioned by officers from the force’s National Security Department about whether they had contacted the former legislator and offered him any help, such as financial support,” the Post said.

National security police will continue to investigate the Hong Kong-based contacts of the eight wanted activists and disrupt any help or funding for them, the Post quoted its source as saying.

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