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Germany Grants Asylum to Hong Kong Student Activist

Germany has granted asylum to a pro-democracy activist from Hong Kong who is facing a rioting charge in relation with the protests in 2019, the protester said on Monday.

Germany has granted asylum to a pro-democracy activist from Hong Kong who is facing a rioting charge in relation with the protests in 2019, the protester said on Monday.

The Hong Kong authorities have arrested more than 10,000 protesters, which caused Beijing to implement a national security law on June 30. 

The activist was arrested in November 2019 during a protest. 

She said that she fled to Germany via Taiwan several days later without her family’s knowledge.

“I chose to flee from Hong Kong because I knew I wouldn’t be given a fair trial,” said the protester. “I’m grateful to the German government.”

Berlin also granted refugee status to Ray Wong and Alan Li, two prominent protesters from Hong Kong, in 2018. 

This event urged Berlin to broaden and improve its refugee policies towards Hong Kong. 

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