Former Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) Chairman Joe Wong Nai-yuen, former Vice Chairman Leo Tang Kin-Wah, former officers Denny To and Shek Pui-yin were taken away by the Hong Kong national security police at their respective homes to assist an investigation this morning (22 March).
Their phones and computers were confiscated. They are released by noon today.
According to local media, the former treasurer Chung Chun-fai was taken away by police officers yesterday (21 March).
This is the Hong Kong National Police’s second operation over the past two weeks targeting trade unionists.
On 9 March, Elizabeth Tang, General Secretary of International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF), former Chief Executive of Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) was arrested by National Security Police officers over suspected “collusion with foreign forces”. She was released on 11 March and granted HK$200,000 cash bail and was ordered to hand over her passport as bail conditions.
HKCTU was disbanded in 3 October 2021. The group was accused of failing to provide information to the police in by the Societies Ordinance on 31 March 2022. Chung Chun-fai, Joe Wong Nai-yuen and Leo Tang Kin-Wah were found guilty and were fined HK$8000.
(Source: Inmediahk, Mingpao, HKFP)