(Hong Kong) Police on Thursday released Denis Ho, a Canadian citizen arrested during a press ride in Hong Kong.
On social media, official accounts associated with the popular singer who grew up in Montreal suggest she is “back home”.
“I’m a little tired right now, but I’m fine physically and mentally. Thank you for your love, ”we read on his Facebook page.
The post made it clear that the singer and activist are still planning to attend an online concert on Sunday.
“Even in the most difficult moments, singers have to sing to the last breath”, we read in the Cantonese.
Denise Ho has been arrested by police for plotting to overthrow a treasonous publication. Foreign Minister Melanie Jolie said on Twitter on Wednesday that Canada was deeply concerned about the arrest of current and former Booth News Board members and staff in Hong Kong, including Canadian activist Denise.
Conservative MP Michael Chong said, “His arrest violates the 1984 Sino-British agreement. We cannot condone Beijing’s violation of international law.”
Denise Ho did her high school education at the College Jean-de-La-Mennaise in La Prairie, Montrege, before studying at the College Jean-de-Brebuff in Montreal. She also studied graphic design at the University of Quebec (UQAM) in Montreal before pursuing a career in pop scene in Hong Kong.
The artist is Denise Ho, also known as HOCC, a human rights activist.
In an article from New Yorker In 2019, she called about one of her songs Montreal, The metropolis of Quebec taught him “how to be a person”.
“My values, my sense of independence, my principles, my tendency towards rebellion, are all rooted there.”
Chung Puy-Kuen and Patrick Lam, two former editors of the pro-democracy website Stand News in Hong Kong, were closed on Wednesday after a police search, were officially charged with treason on Thursday and their provisional release reduced them. Refused.
Patrick Lam did not appear on his show as he had to be taken to hospital.
During the police operation, a journalist and seven current and former editors and members of the board of directors of media, including Denise Ho, were also arrested.
The attack came as part of an ongoing crackdown on dissent in the semi-autonomous Chinese city.
Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, defended the search, saying it was intolerable to be tempted to challenge the established order in the context of disseminating information.
For his part, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has called on Hong Kong authorities to release those arrested.
Stand News said in a statement that its website and social media will no longer be updated and removed. The media company said all employees were fired unnecessarily.
Stand News was one of the last publicly criticized voices in Hong Kong after the newspaper closed. Apple Daily, Its publisher Jimmy Lai and editor-in-chief were arrested and closed after the assets were frozen.
A seventh man, a former editor of, was also arrested by police on WednesdayApple Daily.
More than 200 officers were involved in the deal, police said. They have a warrant for the seizure of relevant press documents under the National Security Act enacted last year.
Seven people have been arrested under the Crime Ordinance, which has returned to China since Hong Kong was a British colony before 1997. If convicted, they face up to two years in prison and a fine of up to 5,000 Hong Kong dollars (CAN $ 820).
On Wednesday morning, Ranson Chan, deputy editor of Stand News, posted a video of police officers at his home on Facebook. The agency confirmed in a statement that a man who is also the president of the Hong Kong Journalists Association has been taken into custody.
Ronson Chan, who was later released, told the media that police had seized his electronics, bank cards and press cards.
The arrests were made to quell dissent in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. Hong Kong police have raided old newspaper offices in the past Apple Daily, Seizing boxes of equipment and computer hard drives and freezing millions of dollars to help them in their research, and subsequently closing the newspaper.
Police on Tuesday charged Jimmy Lai Apple Daily He is already in jail on treason and other charges.
“We are not targeting journalists, we are not targeting the media, we are just targeting national security crimes,” said Li Kwai-wa, chief superintendent of the National Security Police. “If you’re reporting now, I do not think it’s a problem. ”
He told a news conference that those arrested should be held accountable for their actions even if they left Stand News.
When asked what he advised the media, Li Kwai-wah replied, “Do not be biased. You know how to report, how to be a responsible journalist, and how to report impartially to your readers. That’s all I can tell you. ”
Earlier this year, Stand News announced that it would suspend subscriptions due to the National Security Act and remove most comments and columns from its website. Six members of the board of directors also resigned from the company.
The Association of Journalists has called on the city government to protect freedom of the press under Hong Kong’s short-constitution, basic law.
“The Hong Kong Journalists’ Association is deeply concerned about the repeated arrests of senior police officers by the police and the search of news agency offices that contain large amounts of journalistic content over the course of a year,” she said in a statement.
Benedict Rogers, co-founder and CEO of the NGO Hong Kong Watch, said the arrests were “nothing less than a total attack on press freedom in Hong Kong.”
“When the free press guaranteed by Hong Kong’s fundamental law was called ‘treason’, it was a symbol of how quickly a large and open international city became a police state,” he said.
Arrests were also made on Wednesday after sculptures and other artifacts were removed from college campuses last week. These writings supported democracy and commemorated the victims of China’s repression of Democratic protesters in Tiananmen Square in Beijing in 1989.