Nathan Law

Why I fled Hong Kong

Nathan Law outside a Hong Kong court in 2017 (Photo by ISAAC LAWRENCE/AFP via Getty Images)

On 26 June 2020, I boarded a plane from Hong Kong international airport bound for the United Kingdom. Last week, after a wait of four months, I was finally granted asylum in Britain. My journey from elected legislator in Hong Kong to political refugee reflects the erosion of freedom in the city I love.

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