A lady holds a poster of Simon Cheng, a employees member on the consulate who went lacking on August 9 after visiting the neighbouring mainland metropolis of Shenzhen, throughout a protest exterior the British Consulate-general workplace in Hong Kong, China, August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – An worker of the British consulate in Hong Kong who was detained in China’s border metropolis of Shenzhen amid accusations of out of doors interference in pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong was launched on Saturday, Chinese language police mentioned.
Simon Cheng was detained for 15 days for violating public safety administration rules, police in Shenzhen’s Luohu district mentioned on their Twitter-like Weibo account.
Police mentioned Cheng was launched as scheduled on Saturday and that his authorized rights and pursuits had been noticed. In addition they mentioned Cheng had confessed to the accusations in opposition to him.
Reporting by the Reuters China bureau; Enhancing by Paul Tait