Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong, Nathan Law quit democracy group Demosisto

WION Web Team Hong Kong Jun 30, 2020, 08.42 AM(IST)

Bailed democracy activists Joshua Wong and Nathan Law arrive at the Court of Final Appeal for the first hearing in their bid to appeal their jail sentences in Hong Kong Photograph:( AFP )

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They made the announcement on Facebook on Tuesday morning, around two hours after China’s top legislative body passed a law that is set to criminalise secession, subversion, terrorism and foreign interference in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Agnes Chow withdraw from pro-democracy Demosisto group after the national security law was passed by Chinese legislators uninamously on Tuesday.

They made the announcement on Facebook on Tuesday morning, around two hours after China’s top legislative body passed a law that is set to criminalise secession, subversion, terrorism and foreign interference in Hong Kong.

Also read: China passes Hong Kong security law: Report

Wong has said he will be a “prime target” of Beijing’s national security law, which critics fear will crush freedoms in the former British colony.

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Demosisto was founded in 2016 as a political platform and sought to field candidates for legislative elections. However, its candidates were repeatedly barred from standing for election with authorities citing their stance on “self-determination” for the city.