Thugs ar­rested over law­maker death threats

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Hong Kong po­lice ar­rested six peo­ple yes­ter­day over death threats to a new city law­maker who is ad­vo­cat­ing more au­ton­omy from China, with re­ports say­ing some of the sus­pects have triad links. Ed­die Chu was one of sev­eral rebel law­mak­ers to win seats in land­mark leg­isla­tive elec­tions ear­lier this month. He and his fam­ily have been un­der 24-hour pro­tec­tion since the vote on Septem­ber 4 due to threats to their safety. Po­lice said six men had been ar­rested for “in­tim­i­da­tion” linked to the death threats made to Mr Chu, but gave no fur­ther de­tails.

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