Thailand bars Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong, apparently at China's request

Thailand bars Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong, apparently at China's request
 

A teenage Hong Kong student leader who helped organise massive pro-democracy protests in the Chinese-ruled city in 2014 was detained on arrival in Thailand on Wednesday and barred entry, immigration officials and supporters said, apparently at China's request.
Joshua Wong had been due to speak at an event on the anniversary of a Thai military crackdown on student protests 40 years ago, organisers said.
Wong, 19, was given 80 hours of community service by a Hong Kong court in August on a charge of unlawful assembly for taking part in a sit-in at the height of the protests in the Asian... read more

 
5 October 2016 in World News, Views: 40
Source: Reuters
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