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Ted Hui says he's not sure he will return to HK

2020-12-03 HKT 18:55
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  • Ted Hui told the Danish newspaper B.T. in a video interview that he would expect to be immediately arrested at the airport if he flew back to Hong Kong.
    Ted Hui told the Danish newspaper B.T. in a video interview that he would expect to be immediately arrested at the airport if he flew back to Hong Kong.
Former Democratic Party lawmaker Ted Hui said during a trip to Denmark on Thursday that he is not sure he will return to Hong Kong, where he is facing multiple prosecutions relating to protests against the government.

Media reports say Hui's family have also left the territory since he headed to the Scandinavian country on November 30.

Hui has been meeting politicians in Denmark, but there is speculation he might next travel on to the UK.

In a video interview with the Danish newspaper B.T., Hui said he is not exaggerating by saying that he is "risking his life" by talking about the human rights situation in Hong Kong, and he could be jailed for decades or even life under the national security law.

"So I understand, if I go back to Hong Kong, there can be very, very serious consequences. I could expect to be arrested, maybe at the airport immediately."

Hui also said he has been stalked and his family have been followed, adding that they feel threatened.

"I think my future plans are undecided because there are consequences if I go back home... it's too early for me to say where I should go and where I will go, but what I can say is my heart for Hong Kong and my heart for freedom will never change," he said.

"But you're not even sure if you're going back to Hong Kong?" asked the presenter, to which Hui replied: "I'm not even sure".

Meanwhile, a source has told RTHK that ousted localist lawmaker Sixtus Leung has also left Hong Kong.

While Leung's exact whereabouts are unknown, another local media outlet, HK01, reported that the former convenor of Youngspiration left the city a few days ago and is now in the United States.

Several prominent pro-democracy activists have fled the SAR in light of the national security law, including another disqualified lawmaker, Nathan Law, who is now in exile in the UK and is reportedly wanted by the Hong Kong police.