HK activist denied travel to Taiwan

  • 20 December, 2019
  • Shirley Lin
HK activist Joshua Wong (right) barred from leaving Hong Kong. (Photo by Hong Kong China News Agency)

A Hong Kong court on Thursday barred democracy activist Joshua Wong from leaving Hong Kong. Wong planned to travel to Taiwan to observe the presidential and legislative elections in January.

Wong was slapped with a travel ban after he was arrested for taking part in a siege of Hong Kong Police Headquarters in June.

On Thursday, Wong filed an appeal against the travel ban. He said he has been invited to observe Taiwan’s elections. Wong said he has also been invited to speak at Oxford University in the UK in February. The court rejected his appeal. This is the second time that Wong has been denied leaving the region after he was granted bail.

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