Exiled Hong Kong legislator calls for inquiry after HSBC freezes bank account

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Ted Hui calls alleged move by Britain’s biggest bank an act of ‘oppression’ as eight more democracy activists are arrested

A Hong Kong legislator who fled to Europe has called on regulators to investigate the actions of major banks including HSBC, after his accounts and those of his wife and parents were allegedly frozen.

Ted Hui is the latest pro-democracy figure to leave Hong Kong and the escalating crackdown on dissent which last week saw Jimmy Lai denied bail, and Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, and Ivan Lam jailed. On Monday eight people were reportedly arrested by the national security police over a small and peaceful student rally at the Chinese University of Hong Kong last month, including three accused of breaching the national security law.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian

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