Democracy activist flees Hong Kong, to continue advocacy from abroad


Hong Kong: Hong Kong’s most prominent democracy activist has fled the territory after China imposed the controversial security law a few days ago.

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.

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.

But opponents of the new law, which targets secession, subversion and terrorism with punishments up to life in prison, say it effectively ends freedom of speech.

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