Hong Kong student activist, Joshua Wong, 19, who was invited to come and speak at two universities in the Thai capital of Bangkok was detained on arrival at the airport and later deported.
Wong was scheduled to speak about Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement street protests and on setting up his political party, Demosisto before his deportation and supporters of the activist are now blaming China of being behind his expatriation.
“Demosisto has just been informed by the Hong Kong Immigration Department that … Joshua Wong has boarded Hong Kong Airlines HX772 earlier from Bangkok, Thailand, en route back to Hong Kong.” Demosisto said in a statement posted on its Facebook page.
His supporters have accused Beijing of being behind the move.
Al Jazeera’s Adrian Brown, reporting from Beijing, said a senior official at the immigration office at Bangkok’s airport had “responded to a request by China to blacklist” Wong.
“He was therefore denied entry into Thailand and deported,” he said.
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