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Activists outraged over raid at hotel

CHINA OFFICIAL VISITS:Activists said that they were deprived of their freedom and told to vacate their rooms at the Novotel just because Zhang Zhijun was visiting

By Loa Iok-sin  /  Staff reporter

Foundation executive director Kao Jung-chih (高榮志) attributed the police’s abuse of power to the prosecutors’ connivance, the court’s negligence and the failure of judicial authorities to take on the responsibility of checks and balances.

In response to the complaints, the police said it was hotel staff who broke into the rooms of the guests and that the police happened to be at the site and filmed the whole process.

The National Security Bureau also denied in a press release that its agents were involved in the “break-in” incident, saying the bureau was only in charge of the security of designated individuals.

Additional reporting by Alison Hsiao, Chris Wang and CNA

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