Nathan Law

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Hong Kong issues arrest warrant for Samuel Chu - a United States citizen - under new security law
Hong Kong issues arrest warrant for Samuel Chu - a United States citizen - under new security law
Credit: Samuel Chu via Twitter

Under the new national security law Hong Kong has issued multiple warrants for pro-democracy activists. Included in these warrants is one for managing director of the Hong Kong Democracy Council based in D.C., Samuel Chu.

Chu stated on his Twitter account that he heard about the arrest warrant from the media and that Hong Kong is searching for him for the alleged crimes of "inciting secession" and "colluding with foreign powers". He added that he is and has been for 25 years an American citizen.

Six other pro-democracy activists have gotten outstanding arrest warrants according to Chinese state media including the activist Nathan Law.

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Pro-democracy activist Nathan Law flees from Hong Kong
Pro-democracy activist Nathan Law flees from Hong Kong
Credit: Nathan Law via Facebook

One of the leading pro-democracy activists and former member of the Hong Kong parliament Nathan Law has left Hong Kong. He stated on his Facebook pages that is currently at an undisclosed location and intends to continue his activism from there, as the new security law in Hong Kong brought up new concerns for his freedom and safety. In 2014 Law had been one of the main organizers of the umbrella protests and since then been in the focus of the authorities.