Nathan Law: Prominent democracy activist flees Hong Kong

Sun Online Desk

3rd July, 2020 09:10:28 printer

Nathan Law: Prominent democracy activist flees Hong Kong

One of Hong Kong's most prominent young democracy activists has fled the territory after China imposed a sweeping, controversial security law.

Nathan Law, a one-time student leader and local legislator who spent time in prison after 2014's "Umbrella Protests", said he would continue his advocacy work from abroad.

He announced he had left two days after China brought in its new security law, BBC reported.

Activists say it erodes freedoms but Beijing has dismissed the criticism.

Hong Kong's sovereignty was handed back to China by Britain in 1997 and certain rights were supposed to be guaranteed for at least 50 years under the "one country, two systems" agreement.


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