Hong Kong is investigating the possibility of prosecuting several Danish top politicians

A major conflict between Denmark and China / Hong Kong may be underway over activist Ted Hui escape to Denmark. Photo: Søren Bidstrup

Members of the Danish Parliament Uffe Elbæk (Independent Greens) and Katarina Ammitzbøll (The Conservative People’s Party) helped in December pro-activist Ted Hui escape Hong Kong police and flee to Denmark.

This has aggravated the pro-Chinese government in Hong Kong who is now investigating the possibility of prosecuting the two Danish parliamentarians.

Uffe Elbæk and Katarina Ammitzbøll invited Ted Hui to Denmark as a speaker on Green Conventions as a pretext for fleeing Hong Kong to avoid possible anti-state activity charges and seeking exile abroad. The meeting program in the invitation was false and Ted Hui intended to apply for residency in the UK.

John Lee, member of the Chinese government and Minister of Security writes in a written response to Politiken, Danish newspaper, that his ministry together with Hong Kong’s Ministry of Justice is currently investigating whether Hong Kong law can provide a legal basis for prosecuting the people in Denmark who helped Ted Hui escape.

The Hong Kong government will issue an arrest warrant for Ted Hui’s Danish aides if this legal basis can be provided. In addition to the two members of the Danish Parliament, this could also affect Anders Storgaard, former chairman of Young Conservatives Denmark, and Thomas Rohden, chairman of the Danish China-Critical Society.

Jeppe Kofod, Danish Foreign Minister categorically rejects that Denmark would extradite members of the Danish Parliament for prosecution in Hong Kong despite a possible arrest warrant from the Hong Kong government.

Source: BT

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