Student leader Joshua Wong arrives at the Eastern Law Courts in Hong Kong, China Aug. 28, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo
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Hong Kong democracy campaigner Joshua Wong was stopped from entering junta-run Thailand, where he was due at events commemorating a massacre of student activists, an official said Wednesday, as supporters blamed China for his detention.Nathan Law, 23, who last month became Hong Kong's youngest lawmaker when he won a seat for Demosisto, told AFP he was concerned his friend could be sent to mainland China.However, Law said any move to send Wong to China would heap "serious political pressure" on Beijing.Weeks later a bomb in the Thai capital killed 20 people, mostly ethnic Chinese tourists, in an attack many experts link to Thailand's treatment of the Uighurs – a claim Thai authorities refute.Wong's detention also comes almost a year after Hong Kong bookseller Gui Minhai disappeared in Thailand.Wong was among three student leaders convicted in August over the 2014 storming of the forecourt of Hong Kong government headquarters, an event that preceded mass protests that brought much of the city to a standstill for months.
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