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OFW arrested in Hong Kong dropped the case

On Wednesday, the Department of Foreign Affairs announced that a lawsuit filed by an OFW in violation of the law and arrested in August 2019 was dropped by the Hong Kong Government.  This case and decision was made at a court hearing in Kowloon City Magistrates Court yesterday, November 26, 2019.

In August it was reported that a Filipino had been arrested by Hong Kong authorities.  This Filipino works at Disneyland, arrested while walking in the thick and crowds of protesters in the Mongkok area.  This area is a well-known and popular shopping district formerly the Crown Colony.

By the Philippine Consulate in Hong Kong the Filipinos have denied that they are involved in OFW protests.  The story goes that he just went to one side to buy food.  The DFA did not provide the identity of the said OFW.


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