Police told Reuters they were still gathering information and could not make any immediate comment.
The officer confirmed those arrested were suspected of aiding 12 Hong Kong pro-democracy activists caught last August by Chinese coastguards as they tried to flee by boat to Taiwan.
A Hong Kong internet service provider on Thursday said it had blocked access to a pro-democracy website to comply with the city's national security law.
Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday complained of "double standards" because her government, and its masters in Beijing, were criticized for ruthlessly cracking down on pro-democracy demonstrators, comparing that movement to the riot last week at the U.S. Capitol.
Willis Ho, a former student leader, confirmed her mother was among those arrested.
In late December, a Chinese court sentenced 10 of them to between seven months and three years in prison for illegally crossing the border, in a case that drew global attention and concern over the treatment of the activists.
Two teenagers were returned to Hong Kong to face charges including attempted arson and possession of offensive weapons.
Hong Kong has jailed several pro-democracy activists in recent months, including Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow, for their involvement in anti-government protests, and others have been charged under the national security law, including media tycoon and outspoken pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai.
The national security law mandates up to life imprisonment for any offence Beijing views as "secession, subversion, collusion with foreign forces and terrorism".
Women’s Six Nations postponed due to pandemic
The U20s edition of the Six Nations could be held in the summer as the World U20 Championship is not now scheduled to take place. Meanwhile, Edinburgh's PRO14 clash against Zebre has been moved forward to Saturday, January 23, with a 1pm kick-off time.
"We had rampant violence and riots undermining the safety of Hong Kong people, properties and businesses".
"We have disabled the access to the website in compliance with the requirement issued under the National Security Law".
China a year ago imposed a draconian security law in Hong Kong after widespread and sometimes violent protests that sought to preserve the territory's separate freedoms.
Hong Kong Broadband Network announced the move on Thursday.
Lam said "recent incidents" in the USA proved the Western world has "double standards" about protecting national security and preserving public order.
The website had been frequented by anti-government protesters.
More than 50 local pro-democracy figures were rounded up for alleged "subversion" over their organization or participation last July in an unofficial primary election to choose pro-democracy candidates for the now-postponed 2020 Legislative Council election.
Concerns are growing among Hong Kong citizens over the potential for increasing internet censorship similar to mainland China, where people's access to information is strictly restricted.
The new national security law includes fresh police powers to order internet providers to remove websites or content deemed to breach national security, sparking fears the "Great Firewall" might be widened to one day encompass Hong Kong.
News of the final season comes ahead of the Season 5 premiere of the crime drama, which is set to launch this summer on TNT . The season will also feature a young Smurf ( Leila George ) back in 1984 forging her own path as she raises Pope and Julia.
Brent Roussin, the chief provincial public health officer, made the announcement Friday afternoon from the Manitoba Legislature. Two deaths were announced Thursday: a Winnipeg man in his 60s and a man from the Prairie Mountain health region in his 90s.
Matilda The Musical will be directed by Matthew Warchus , who helmed the Broadway and the UK's West End shows. Thompson will be seen next in Cruella and last year starred in Last Christmas and TV series Years and Years .
The largest single claim, totaling more than $1.2 million, was from Ackerman McQueen, the NRA's former public relations firm. The group said it plans to leave NY and reincorporate as a Texas nonprofit, in an move it is calling "Project Freedom".
Jeremy Slater ( The Umbrella Academy; The Exorcist ) will serve as showrunner, and is leading the show's writing team. Spector also developed multiple personalities and personas, that allowed him to act as the Fist of Khonshu.
The CDU will elect a new leader on Saturday in a key vote that could define what the party will look like in a post-Merkel era. By comparison, Roettgen and Merz both polled 29 percent, while Laschet sat at 28.
Her following main movie position was in 1999 comedy satire " Election ", with Matthew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon . And "due to a strong family history of cancer, she knew that she wanted to focus on integrative cancer care".
Five total cases of COVID-19 variants now in BC
The province has also reported its first case of the South African variant of the virus, located in Vancouver Coastal Health. The health challenges that come with this virus are hard enough without also having to face stigma from those around us.
Foden sinks Brighton for City
City turned the screws after the break and Mahrez again wasted a good opportunity, shooting wide after going clear. He failed to wrap up the points from the penalty spot in stoppage time after Sanchez brought down De Bruyne.
Suns-Hawks game postponed due to COVID protocols in Phoenix
Three additional National Basketball Association games were postponed Wednesday as the league continues to grapple with COVID-19. Young was clearly looking forward to the big-time matchup with the impressive Suns backcourt of Chris Paul and Devin Booker.
Snapchat va bannir définitivement Trump
Plus probablement: les sociétés sont arrivées à leurs propres conclusions ou ont été encouragées par les actions des autres ". Après Facebook, Twitter et YouTube , c'est au tour de Snapchat de prendre des mesures à l'encontre de Donald Trump .
US Can't Get More Pfizer Vaccines Before June
The BNT162b2 vaccine is now approved under emergency use in the United Kingdom and is under review for the same in the US. White House officials described to CNN the order as a "reaffirmation of the President's commitment to America first".