Controversial security law: democracy activist, Law escaped, apparently, from Hong Kong

As a reaction to the entry into force of the controversial Chinese security law for Hong Kong, the well-known democracy activist, Nathan fled Law according to t

Controversial security law: democracy activist, Law escaped, apparently, from Hong Kong

As a reaction to the entry into force of the controversial Chinese security law for Hong Kong, the well-known democracy activist, Nathan fled Law according to their own information from the financial metropolis. "I left Hong Kong already and will lead to activism on the international level," said Law on Thursday to journalists targeted English-speaking Embassy.

the country In which he is not informed Law. As a result of a "risk consideration" he had decided "not to much on my personal residence and my Situation to divulge," he explained.

The former Hong Kong member of Parliament and one of the most prominent representatives of the democracy movement in the Chinese special administrative zone. In 2014, he was, along with Alex Chow and Joshua Wong of the organizers of the so-called umbrella protests. Because of its role in the peaceful protests, he was sentenced to a prison sentence.

The international sharply criticized security law for Hong Kong was on Tuesday entered into force. It allowed the Chinese authorities to crack down on all activities that threaten, in their opinion, the national security. Critics see in the law a further step in the erosion of the principle of "One country, two systems". The new law provides life imprisonment as the maximum penalty for a series of Offences, which the authorities viewed as a Subversion, secession or terrorism.

The police went on Wednesday – the 23. Anniversary of the Handover of Hong Kong to China – with water cannons against thousands of protesters in Hong Kong. More than 370 people were arrested, many of them for violations of the new security law.

Updated Date: 02 July 2020, 15:19

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