others had done investigations on things like police shootings, but we see our history of as copying what @Bellingcat does & applying it to mass protests for the first time. We hope our work indirectly inspired many other people and orgs to work on the same less than a year later
1. Today is the one year anniversary of OSINT HK. We’ve gone mostly quiet after the National Security Law was enacted. The recent arrest of an @RTHK producer for using public domain information only confirmed our concerns about the risks of doing OSINT analysis in HK.
According to publicly logged ADS-B flight data, a HKSAR Government Flying Service helicopter either landed in the middle of the sea or HKSAR govt personnel flew out to the Chinese Coast Guard cutter and landed on it after their Bombardier spotter plane landed after their capture. https://twitter.com/rthk_enews/status/1316330988159397890
A new map and timeline of the the Government Flying Service’s assistance in helping the Chinese Coast Guard arrest twelve Hong Konger’s attempting to reach Taiwan by boat shows the involvement of a GFS helicopter too. @FlightRadar24 data suggests it landed on the Coast Guard ship