Hong Kong teenage activist detained after reportedly planning to claim asylum at US consulate

Hong Kong teenage activist detained after reportedly planning to claim asylum at US consulate

Originally Published in CNN

James Griffiths and Eric Cheung - October 28, 2020

Hong Kong activist Tony Chung seen in August 2020. He was detained on October 27 under the city's national security law.

Hong Kong activist Tony Chung seen in August 2020. He was detained on October 27 under the city's national security law.

Hong Kong (CNN) A 19-year-old Hong Kong activist facing secession charges under the city's national security law was detained Tuesday amid reports he planned to attempt to claim asylum at the United States consulate.

Police said two men and one woman -- aged between 17 and 21 -- were arrested Tuesday in relation to allegedly secessionist comments on social media.
Studentlocalism, a onetime pro-independence group, identified the three on Facebook as its former convenor Tony Chung, and former members William Chan and Yanni Ho.
According to a little known United Kingdom-based activist organization, Friends of Hong Kong, which said it had been working with Chung, he had been planning to claim asylum at the US consulate to Hong Kong prior to his arrest.

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