Hong Kong activist Nathan Law applies for UK Asylum

Nathan Law, a Hong Kong activist, has applied for asylum in the United Kingdom, six (6) months after fleeing his home on the eve of the national security law that is coming into force.

Nathan Law, a Hong Kong activist, has applied for asylum in the United Kingdom, six (6) months after fleeing his home on the eve of the national security law that is coming into force.

Law had fled Hong Kong in late June, shortly before the introduction of the national security law, however he was not able to inform his followers that he had gone to the United Kingdom until some weeks later. 

He announced to followers on social media at the time he had left because he faced “unknown dangers” under the new law because he had talked to the US Congress about the crisis in Hong Kong.

Law claimed that he had chosen Britain in hope that he would be able to alert people over threats to democracy in Europe from the Chinese Communist party.

According to Law, he had been welcomed in the UK, where he was allowed to freely speak with his voice amplified by the media and parliamentarians.


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