'Grandma Wong', familiar face at HK protests, says she was held in Shenzhen

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HONG KONG • A Hong Kong protester popularly known as "Grandma Wong" said yesterday that the Chinese authorities kept her in custody for 11/2 months across the border in Shenzhen, where she allegedly suffered mental abuse, and then prevented her from coming back for more than a year. Grey-haired and bespectacled Madam Alexandra Wong, 64, had been a familiar face at anti-government protests in Hong Kong last year, often waving a large British flag, but she disappeared from the streets around August last year. Activists and human rights groups had expressed concern over her whereabouts. Speaking to the media for...