Rights lawyer says China may have appointed ‘state lawyers’ to Hongkonger arrested whilst fleeing by boat – HEDGE accordingly

Chinese authorities may have appointed two “state” lawyers for a Hongkonger detained in Shenzhen while trying to flee to Taiwan on a boat, according to a human rights lawyer.Lu Siwei told reporters on Wednesday that his second attempt to access his client – one of the 12 Hongkongers held in Yantian District Detention Centre – failed. He said he arrived at the centre at around 1:30 pm and, after around two hours, a police officer told him a meeting between Lu and his client would not be held and that his client had appointed two different lawyers.Lu said he thought the lawyers could be “state-a…

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HEDGE accordingly