Watch organiser of Tiananmen Square released on bail: ‘A completely absurd charge’
Hong Kong activist Chow Hang Tung was released from police detention on bail on Saturday, a day after her arrest.
As she walked out of the police station Chow, Vice Chairperson of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, said that the “absurd” charges against her were an “abuse of power”.
Chow urged people to see beyond the legal technicalities of her case and “open your eyes” to attempts to “cover up the crime of the killers” in China’s deadly crackdown in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.
On Friday police said that they arrested a 36-year-old woman from the Hong Kong Alliance as she was publicising an unauthorised assembly via social media despite the police ban on an annual candlelight vigil to commemorate the deadly 1989 crackdown.
After the ban was issued, Chow had asked people to commemorate the event privately by lighting candles wherever they are.