WSJ: Former Hong Kong Lawmaker Seeks Asylum in the U.S. as Exodus Grows
Wed December, 2020, Age: 3 years
Sixtus Leung, the former Hong Kong lawmaker and leader of Youngspiration, a political party that advocated self-determination for Hong Kong, arrived in the U.S. on November 30 seeking asylum. He is also lobbying U.S. lawmakers for more support for young activists who want to leave Hong Kong. “Everybody in my circle is frightened,” Leung said. “But Hong Kong is not yielding.” Earlier this month, another former legislator and a church pastor fled to the U.K., saying they feared prosecution in Hong Kong for their political actions. Other activists have fled to Germany and Taiwan. Twelve activists facing charges who tried to escape were intercepted in August and have recently been charged in a court in Shenzhen.