Mainland Chinese authorities accuse lawyer who helped detained Hong Kong fugitives of ‘endangering national security’ with tweets

Jan 13, 2021 | INVESTING

A mainland Chinese lawyer facing disbarment after handling a case involving 12 Hong Kong fugitives captured at sea has been accused by authorities of “endangering national security” with his tweets about the plight of the detainees, the Post has learned.Officials from the Sichuan provincial Department of Justice made the allegation against human rights lawyer Lu Siwei on Wednesday after appeal proceedings, in which he defended his handling of the controversial case, had ended. Lu had earlier…

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