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Agnes Chow arrest deepens Hong Kong fears of arbitrary detention

Activist says she was told little about charges against her under new security law

Pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow said Beijing's security legislation is being used to "suppress political dissidents."   © Getty/Kyodo

HONG KONG -- This week's arrest of 10 pro-democracy figures in Hong Kong on allegations of "collusion" with "external elements" has given fodder to critics who say China's new national security law is being used to suppress political dissent.

One of the suspects, well-known activist Agnes Chow, said police told her she was accused of colluding with foreign elements over social media since July but gave her no further details.

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