The mass arrests were the largest move against Hong Kong’s activist movement since the national security law was imposed by Beijing in the semi-autonomous territory last year.
Activist Nathan Law who declined to disclose his whereabouts for safety has said that he left because Hong Kong needs an advocate for democracy who can work internationally.
Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow were jailed in August last year for their role in the 2014 Umbrella Movement mass pro-democracy protests, after Hong Kong's government pushed for harsher sentences.
Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow helped lead the largely peaceful "Umbrella Movement" that blocked major roads for 79 days in 2014, demanding Beijing grant Hong Kong full democracy.
Joshua Wong and Nathan Law are among the Umbrella Movement trio that blocked major roads for 79 days in 2014 protests, demanding Beijing grant Hong Kong full democracy.
Three leaders of the Umbrella Movement have been sentenced to several months in prison. The pro-democracy figures are barred from running for seats in the legislature for the next five years.
Amid fears of Chinese intervention in Hong Kong politics, several young pro-democracy leaders including 23-year old Demosisto party leader Nathan Law have been elected to the 70-seat Hong Kong Legislative Council.
According to preliminary results, pro-independence youth movement activists made gains in Hong Kong's legislative elections, which saw a record turnout.
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