HONG KONG (Reuters) – Relatives of some of the 12 Hong Kong activists arrested by Chinese authorities at sea more than six weeks ago as they tried to flee by boat to Taiwan have accused the Hong Kong government of lying over the circumstances surrounding their capture.
The 12, who are accused of crimes tied to anti-government protests in Hong Kong last year, are being held in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen after mainland authorities intercepted their boat and accused them of illegal border crossing.
China’s foreign ministry has called them “separatists”.
The families said they had obtained the flight path of a Hong Kong government plane showing it was surveilling the boat the 12 were in, which led them to suspect local authorities helped Chinese officials.
They did not say how they obtained the data.
“Explain whether the police have deployed fixed-wing aircraft for aerial surveillance; give a
Former Rep. Katie Hill claimed her congressional Twitter account was hacked after it began tweeting about how the Democrat is not a “hero” for women.
The social media mystery began early Wednesday morning after it was announced that actress Elizabeth Moss would be depicting Hill in a film about her sexual misconduct scandal and eventual resignation from Congress. In a series of 10 tweets from Hill’s congressional account, someone or some people claiming to be “Katie’s former staff” said they were “disappointed” in the filmmaker’s decision to feature their boss in a film based on Hill’s memoir She Will Rise.
“What happened to Katie Hill shouldn’t happen to anyone. But, this moment requires more nuance, as Katie Hill’s story — our story — is also one of workplace abuse and harassment,” the tweets said. “Katie Hill can be both a victim and perpetrator. And,
Former Rep. Katie HillKatherine (Katie) Lauren HillCivil rights activist Dolores Huerta endorses California Democratic House challenger Obama counsels NBA players on forming a social justice committee Republicans cast Trump as best choice for women MORE (D-Calif.) on Wednesday claimed that hackers were responsible for a thread of tweets posted on her congressional Twitter account accusing her of abusing staff members, particularly young women.
A thread posted on Hill’s congressional account just before 1:00 a.m. eastern time, purporting to be authored by her former congressional staffers, depicted the congresswoman as being both a victim of her own abusive ex-husband as well as a perpetrator of “workplace abuse and harassment.”
“What happened to Katie Hill shouldn’t happen to anyone. But, this moment requires more nuance, as Katie Hill’s story – our story – is also one of workplace abuse and harassment,” the thread reads.
“Katie took advantage of her subordinates. She