Christian human rights activist barred from Hong Kong

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A Christian human rights activist is at the centre of a diplomatic storm between the UK and China after he was denied access to Hong Kong without explanation.

Benedict Rogers, a prominent activist and vocal critique of human-rights abuses in China and south-east Asia, was blocked from entry into the former British colony on Wednesday.

Christian human rights activist Benedict Rogers has been barred from Hong Kong.Reuters

He told Christian Today he was not given any reason for being barred and was ‘shocked’ by the decision, saying it raised concerns about freedom of expression and even freedom of religion in the region.

The UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson weighed in, saying he ‘very concerned’ about Rogers’ treatment and was seeking an ‘urgent explanation’ from the Hong Kong authorities and the Chinese government.

Johnson said: ‘I am very concerned that a UK national has been denied entry to Hong Kong.


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