Activist leaves Hong Kong after new law to advocate abroad

HONG KONG (AP) — Prominent Hong Kong democracy activist Nathan Law says he has left the city for an undisclosed location after testifying in a U.S. congressional hearing about a tough new security law imposed by mainland China on the semi-autonomous territory. Law said in an interview with The Associated Press that he left because Hong Kong needs an advocate for democracy who can work internationally. He said under the new security law, activists and politicians in Hong Kong who speak to foreign media or testify in foreign hearings can be arrested for secessionism or colluding with foreign forces. Law rose to prominence in Hong Kong as one of the student leaders of the pro-democracy Umbrella Revolution in 2014.