China | Newly elected Hong Kong lawmaker faces 'death threats'

Newly elected Hong Kong lawmaker faces ‘death threats’

September 8, 2016 5:25 AM (UTC+8)

 

(From AFP)

A Hong Kong lawmaker advocating more autonomy from China who won a seat in landmark elections last weekend said Thursday he had received “death threats” before and since the polls as he reported them to police.

Eddie Chu
Eddie Chu

Eddie Chu was one of at least five candidates in the semi-autonomous city pushing for more distance or even an outright break from Beijing who took seats for the first time in the Legislative Council assembly Sunday amid fears of China tightening its grip.

Chu, 38, is also an environmentalist who has campaigned against the destruction of heritage properties to make way for newer developments.

He said he was unable to go home because he was being stalked and the safety of his family threatened.

“I received death threats…because of my political views,” Chu told reporters. Read More

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