Thailand Detains Hong Kong Teen Activist Joshua Wong

October 5, 2016 4:32 AM

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BANGKOK — Thai authorities, reportedly acting on a request from Beijing, detained a Hong Kong teen pro-democracy activist on his arrival at Bangkok's airport in the latest sign of what rights groups said Wednesday is China pressuring neighbors as it tries to quash dissent.

Joshua Wong, who helped spearhead huge street protests in the former British colony, could not be contacted by members of his political party, Demosisto, after he arrived at Bangkok's main airport late Tuesday on his way to give a talk at a university, the group said.

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