The law provides that local police may arrest anyone accused of carrying out “terrorist activities” and acts of “sedition, subversion and secession”, formulas that many have interpreted as an attempt to quell pro-democracy protests that have been going on for about one year in Hong Kong.
Law had been arrested in 2014 along with other well-known Hong Kong activists and sentenced at first instance for unauthorized demonstrations, before being released on bail. During a video conference hearing with the United States House Foreign Affairs Commission, Law said he feared he would be jailed again for his activism, and Thursday released a statement in which he said he had already left the country and now being abroad.
8. So I bade my city farewell. As the plane took off the runway, I gazed down at the skyline I love so much for one last time. Should I have the fortune to ever return, I hope to still remain as I am: the same young man with these same beliefs. Glory to Hong Kong. THREAD ENDS. pic.twitter.com/Pf94W8YQu6
– Nathan Law 羅冠聰 ???? (@Nathanlawkc) July 2, 2020