Both interviewees said prison welfare officers/social workers seem to want to change the political views of young protesters by showing “care”, which they clearly didn’t enjoy. One interviewee said: Don’t you know that not all jailed protesters are young? (Not their prison)
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@lukedepulford: “These patterns are scarily familiar. Threats dressed up as incentives. Brainwashing masquerading as reeducation. The tactics of Tibet and Xinjiang truly are coming to Hong Kong.”
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@patrickpoon: Although the scale is different, this is getting close to the de-radicalisation campaign in Xinjiang’s re-education camps. The world must speak out or this would not stop, and it would get more and more serious and be normalised.
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