Law made news in July when he revealed that he fled Hong Kong after China imposed a new, controversial national security law making separatism, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign countries criminal offenses—an attempt at cracking down on Hong Kong protests.
Nathan Law, a leading pro-democracy activist and the youngest lawmaker in Hong Kong’s history, took first place in TIME’s poll with 3.8% of the 4.7 million votes cast by readers. https://t.co/BJckXzjHX1
— Democracy Digest (@demdigest) September 18, 2020
Law was a member of a delegation which warned a 2019 National Endowment for Democracy forum (below) of Beijing’s grip is tightening over Hong Kong’s free society—including the judiciary. Across the board, Hong Kong’s human rights environment is under serious pressure, with its core values and every pillar of civil society under assault.