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Hong Kong Releases Detained Democrats, But Holds Onto Passports

  • Passports and travel documents were seized, according to RTHK
  • More than 50 people arrested Wednesday under security law
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International Reax to Hong Kong Arrests

Hong Kong police have not yet charged any of the more than 50 democracy advocates arrested this week under controversial national security legislation, but did seize their passports and travel documents, according to local broadcaster RTHK.

All but three of the 55 activists and former politicians arrested on Wednesday have been released on bail, Radio Television Hong Kong reported, except for two activists who were already in jail on other charges and another who was remanded for not surrendering a British travel document.