Nathan Law: Hong Kong pro-democracy activist reveals he's in London

Sun Online Desk

14th July, 2020 10:09:27 printer

Nathan Law: Hong Kong pro-democracy activist reveals he's in London

Nathan Law has said he fears being imprisoned by Beijing if he returns to Hong Kong

One of Hong Kong's most prominent young pro-democracy activists says he is in London after fleeing the territory following a sweeping, controversial security law imposed there by China.

"I boarded my night flight... My destination: London," Nathan Law wrote on Twitter, a week and a half after saying he had left Hong Kong.

He said he had spoken with reporters and was living in a "little apartment".

Activists say that China's new law erodes Hong Kong's freedoms, BBC reported.

But Beijing has dismissed the criticism, saying that the law is necessary to stop the type of pro-democracy protests seen in Hong Kong during much of 2019.

Law is a one-time student leader who rose to prominence during mass protests in 2014.

He was also a local legislator who co-founded the Demosisto Party with another well-known activist, Joshua Wong. The party disbanded when China imposed the new law.

It is not clear from his social media posts on Monday when he arrived in the UK.

 


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