HONG KONG—Families of Hong Kong activists detained by mainland Chinese authorities last month just after striving to flee the town by boat appealed for data and demanded their rapid return.

Their plea Saturday arrives the day just after Secretary of Condition Mike Pompeo expressed worry the group of twelve experienced been denied obtain to their attorneys though Chinese authorities experienced yet to give data about their welfare or the charges they deal with.

At a news conference, kinfolk of some of the detained ended up accompanied by two pro-democracy Hong Kong lawmakers. They claimed they experienced summoned up the braveness to discuss out just after failing to get in touch with the detainees about the past a few months.

The dozen, like a sixteen-12 months-previous, ended up detained Aug. 23 en route to Taiwan just after their speed boat was intercepted by the Guangdong device of China’s coastline guard in the South China Sea. They ended up striving to seek out refuge from Beijing’s national-safety crackdown in their residence town.

They have been held at the Yantian Detention Heart in Shenzhen, and haven’t been permitted to make contact with their households or seek the services of attorneys of their decision, claimed Eddie Chu, a lawmaker, who read through out from a assertion on behalf of the family users.