After Uyghur ‘terrorist’, India cancels visas for Tiananmen, HK activists

(From The Hindustan Times)

India has withdrawn visas granted to two well-known Chinese dissidents, Lu Jinghua and Ray Wong, who were set to attend a China-focussed conference on democracy at Dharamsala.

 Jinghua Lu

Jinghua Lu

 The withdrawals occurred days after New Delhi  cancelled the visa granted to Germany-based Uyghur activist Dolkun Isa, who too was set to attend the same conference that will be addressed by the Dalai Lama.
Ray Wong.Toi-yeung

Ray Wong Toi-yeung (front)

China has branded Isa a terrorist and Interpol has issued a red corner notice for him.

Lu Jinghua, who is best-known for her role in the 1989 Tiananmen square protests and figures on a Chinese list of “major criminals”, learnt of the withdrawal of her visa just as she was about to board a New Delhi-bound flight from New York on April 25.

Ray Wong Toi-yeung was a key figure in the localist group ­accused of starting the Mong Kok riot over the Chinese New year in Hong Kong. Read More

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