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UK has approved my asylum bid, Nathan Law says

2021-04-07 HKT 22:38
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  • Nathan Law says his asylum application has been approved by the UK Home Office. File photo: AFP
    Nathan Law says his asylum application has been approved by the UK Home Office. File photo: AFP
Former lawmaker Nathan Law said on Wednesday that he has been granted political asylum in the UK, almost ten months after he fled Hong Kong ahead of the imposition of the national security law last June.

In a series of tweets, the activist said “After several interviews in 4 months, the Home Office has informed me that my asylum application is approved.”

“The fact that I am wanted under the National Security Law shows that I am exposed to severe political persecution and am unlikely to return to Hong Kong without risk.”

Police have not publicly confirmed multiple media reports that Law is wanted for alleged national security violations, though an arrest warrant had been issued after Law failed to attend a hearing in October over charges related to the banned June 4 vigil last year.

Law also said in his tweet that he hopes his case would assist other asylum seekers from Hong Kong that he says fear being rejected due to insufficient evidence that they face persecution back home.

The former lawmaker had revealed that he had applied for asylum in December, saying he feared that he could end up back in China without any formal identity.