søndag 21. juli 2019

Hong Kong protesters ‘went to Taiwan in June’ to explore options for asylum

Hong Kong extradition bill protesters went to Taiwan to explore the possibility of seeking asylum there in June – before the legislature was stormed, according to sources based on the self-ruled island. “Around mid- to late June, a group of students came to Taiwan to research their options for seeking refuge and the conditions for them to remain here under Taiwanese law, at a time of peril in Hong Kong,” said one of the sources, who requested anonymity. The Hong Kong students did not stay for long and returned to the city after exploring the possibilities in Taiwan, according to the source.