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Hong Kong cardinal among activists on trial over protest fund

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The Bangkok Post

HONG KONG: A 90-year-old Hong Kong cardinal will go on trial alongside four fellow democracy supporters on Monday over their role in running a fund to help defend people arrested in anti-government protests. Cardinal Joseph Zen, one of Asia’s highest-ranking Catholic clerics, was originally detained earlier this year under a national security law that Beijing imposed on Hong Kong to quell dissent. His arrest for “colluding with foreign forces” sent shock waves through the city’s Catholic community and renewed criticism of the Vatican’s warming ties with Beijing, including from fellow senior cl…

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