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UK consulate staffer returns to Hong Kong after China detention

Simon Cheng is back in Hong Kong after being detained for 15 days in China for an alleged crime that his family says was made up

24.8.2019

Simon Cheng is back in Hong Kong after being detained for 15 days in China for an alleged crime that his family says was made up.

Simon Cheng is back in Hong Kong after being detained for 15 days in China for an alleged crime that his family says was made up

Cheng was released Saturday as the term had expired, the police said, adding he had"confessed to the facts of his illegal activity," but without saying what he was accused of.

a tabloid state-run newspaper, said he had been detained for"soliciting prostitutes," citing police in Shenzhen.

China promised to respect the freedoms in the semi-autonomous territory of Hong Kong after its handover from Britain in 1997 – including freedom of speech, unfettered access to the internet, and an independent judiciary.

Beijing has faced criticism in the past for detaining foreign nationals amid ongoing diplomatic spats, and for accusing dissidents or activists of sex crimes.

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