tirsdag 20. oktober 2020

Hong Kong protester announces asylum granted in Germany

Germany has granted refugee status to a Hong Kong pro-democracy activist facing a rioting charge in connection with the 2019 protests, the protester told Reuters on Monday. The 22-year-old university student showed Reuters a letter from the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) dated 14 October that confirmed the granting of refugee status. “I chose to flee from Hong Kong because I knew I wouldn’t be given a fair trial,” the protester, who did not want to be identified, told Reuters by phone from an undisclosed location in Germany. “I’m grateful to the German government.”

There was no immediate response from BAMF or the German consulate in Hong Kong to Reuters’ requests for comment.