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Germany says two citizens detained in Hong Kong

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BERLIN (Reuters) – Two German citizens have been detained in Hong Kong and are receiving consular support, a source at the German foreign ministry said on Friday.

The source said the German consulate in Hong Kong was in touch with lawyers and local authorities, giving no further details.

Newspaper Bild earlier reported that two exchange students at Hong Kong’s Lingnan University had been detained in the Chinese autonomous region, which has been convulsed by months of protests against measures to bring the city state closer to Beijing’s orbit.

(Reporting by Thomas Escritt, editing by Riham Alkousaa and Joseph Nasr)

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