1 Aug 2020

Hong Kong democracy activist in exile: Nathan Law

From Saturday Morning, 8:44 am on 1 August 2020
Nathan Law

Nathan Law Photo: supplied

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Nathan Law left the city recently and decamped to the UK.

A long-time thorn in the side of the Beijing government, Law has been arrested many times and also imprisoned once, since he became involved with the so-called Umbrella Movement with Joshua Wong and others back in 2014.
The imposition of new security laws that criminalise just about any form of political protest was the final straw and forced his departure.

With New Zealand this week deciding to suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong over the controversial law change, we ask him how valuable these kind of actions by the international community are, and what his hopes and fears are for the place he once called home.

Riot police hold up a warning flag during a demonstration in a mall in Hong Kong on July 6, 2020, in response to a new national security law.

Photo: AFP