China attempting to frame innocent Hong Kong activist as a ‘dangerous criminal’

Published: 13 April 2021, 7:05 PM

Post Desk : The Chinese government is trying to “make an example” of imprisoned Hong Kong activist Andy Li after he was arrested trying to flee to Taiwan, says friend and anti-slavery activist Luke de Pulford.

Mr Li attempted to escape China last year on a speedboat to Taiwan before he was intercepted by Chinese Police and charged under Hong Kong’s new repressive security laws.

The Hong Kong activist was charged with conspiring to lobby foreign countries, conspiracy, and possession of ammunition without a licence.

Mr de Pulford told Sky News his friend is in “much more trouble than he should be” and the Chinese government is taking his case very seriously.

“They want to show the world that they believe this guy is dangerous,” he said.

“The Hong Kong authorities are trying to make out that this skinny computer scientist from Hong Kong, that Andy Li, is some kind of dangerous criminal.

“It’s the state trying to tee up a very serious sentence for Andy. All the evidence seems to suggest they want to make an example of Andy.”

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