D100 Radio host, wife and assistant arrested for violating National Security Law

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21st November 2020 – (Hong Kong) According to sources, the host of D100 Radio, Jess, his wife Tsang and his assistant were arrested by the National Security Department of the police this morning (21st). He started a fundraising scheme earlier which is suspected of money laundering to facilitate the secession of the country. According to sources, some people raised more than 10 million Hong Kong dollars through the scheme, including about HK$6 million to invest in stocks. It is reported that his Taiwan counterpart is a Taiwan independence organisation.

Jess posted a message on his Facebook this morning, saying that he had contacted a lawyer after his arrest, and he did not know whether he could be released on bail. The post stated that the case is still in progress and no more information can be disclosed. It announced that the live broadcast program and other programs that were originally scheduled to be held at 3pm today will cease operation until further notice. Another host of the network, Lee, also stated on her Facebook that Jess and his wife were arrested together, and police officers searched their home.

Through online fundraising, crowdfunding was used to raise funds to fund Hong Kong protesters who fled to Taiwan. He announced in August this year that he will change the donation model, saying that he will delete past donation records and stop the previous donation method that had to be filled out.

The police stated that they have noticed that since late February this year, someone has launched a crowdfunding campaign on social platform, claiming that the funds raised will be used to support protesters who have left Hong Kong and provide their bank account information for collection purposes. After in-depth investigation, officers of the National Security department suspected that someone had illegally embezzled and funded people and organisations that advocate secession activities. Police officers arrested 1 man and 2 women in North Point this morning, aged between 50 and 53, on suspicion of “funding others to subvert the country with money or other property” and “money laundering”, they are now being detained for investigation.

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