Number of arrested tertiary students breaches 700 mark

Top News | Staff Reporters 8 Nov 2019

The number of tertiary education students arrested has topped 700, with Polytechnic University seeing the most with 83 among government-funded universities.

As the protests enter their 22nd week, the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education - which offers higher diploma programs - has seen 210 of its students arrested.

A total of 376 students attending the nine government-funded universities have been arrested so far, according to figures compiled by The Standard's sister paper Sing Tao Daily.

A total of 116 students from other post-secondary institutions have been taken.

As of last count, 702 tertiary education students face uncertain futures after being arrested.

Next to PolyU, Chinese University of has had 64 students arrested, followed by Baptist University and the University of Hong Kong, each with 60.

City University has 54, the Open University 27, and University of Science and Technology 12.

Education University has nine and Lingnan University seven.

Of 120 students charged, 15 are from CUHK, nine from HKU and eight from PolyU.

HKBU, City and Open have six each, while IVE has 36.

Among the arrested, 562 are still under investigation.

These included 75 from PolyU, 51 from HKBU, 51 from HKU, 49 from CUHK and 47 from City.

Open has 21 and UST has 11.

A significant number of 173 students being investigated - more than 30 percent of the total - are IVE students.

Only 20 arrested students, including three from HKBU, one from City and one from IVE, have been released without charge.

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