Thailand bars HK activist Wong, apparently at China’s request

October 5, 2016 4:32 AM

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Thailand bars HK activist Wong, apparently at China’s request

BANGKOK (Reuters) – A teenage Hong Kong student leader who helped organize 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.

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