Controversial clandestine unit sows fear as Beijing's anti-corruption sweep rolls up dissidents outside the nation's borders
Churches are shuttered for 'following an illegal religion,' while a woman is detained for handing out Christian leaflets to passersby.
The foreign secretary calls for fully democratic elections and the immediate return of Causeway Bay Books manager Lee Bo to the city.
They are taken into custody after hundreds openly pray for the exiled spiritual leader's good health and long life.
The announcement comes after a spokesman said the country would return the group to Vietnam because they failed to qualify as refugees.
South Koreans are expelled from the Kaesong industrial park as tensions mount over North Korea's weapons program.
Dozens more people are locked up for 'mental health treatment' in 2015, with many making repeated visits when authorities want to be rid of them.
At least 15 students and 20 'localist' activists are among those charged for rioting and unlawful assembly.
Seoul's move is the latest and strongest response to North Korea's missile launch and nuclear test, but it could come with a cost as a window between the two nations is closed.