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Canada has given asylum to 14 Hong Kong protesters, advocacy group says

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Fourteen Hongkongers have received political asylum from Canada, according to a group advocating for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement in the country.

In a statement released on Tuesday, the New Hong Kong Cultural Club said that – since 2019 – it has helped over 40 protesters in self-imposed exile in Canada.

File photo: Abdallahh, via Flickr.

Close to 30 of them have received claimant status, meaning that their asylum applications are pending approval. “There are 14 of them who have successfully been granted as Canadian political refugees and will be able to apply for permanent [residency] right away,” the statement read.

Selina Cheng is a Hong Kong journalist who previously worked with HK01, Quartz and AFP Beijing. She also covered the Umbrella Movement for AP and reported for a newspaper in France. Selina has studied investigative reporting at the Columbia Journalism School.

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