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Agnes Chow and Jimmy Lai freed on bail in Hong Kong

Activist and media mogul released a day after they were arrested under security law

Agnes Chow in an Aug. 5 court appearance: The pro-democracy activist was arrested Aug. 10 on new charges.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong police released pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow on bail Tuesday night, the day after her arrest under China's new security law for the territory.

"I don't completely understand why I was arrested," Chow told reporters after her release, calling what happened to her "political suppression." This was the "most scary" of her four arrests, she said. Chow revealed that her passport had been seized.

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