Beijing: Cantopop star and Canadian citizen Denise Ho, who grew up in Greater Montreal, is one of at least four people who were arrested by authorities in Hong Kong Wednesday.
Hong Kong Watch, a human rights organization based in the U.K., said Ho was arrested alongside Cardinal Joseph Zen, lawyer Margaret Ng and researcher Hui Po-keung.
The organization said their arrests were apparently linked to their roles in a humanitarian relief fund providing legal aid to people who took part in the 2019 pro-democracy protests, which were largely suppressed by security forces.
Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly, who had expressed her concern after Ho's first arrest, wrote on Wednesday that the latest wave of arrests is deeply troubling.
Global Affairs Canada confirmed Wednesday that it was offering Ho consular services.