British Conservative party activist barred from entering Hong Kong

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Benedict Rogers, the deputy chair of the Conservative party’s human rights commission, escorted on to flight out of former British colony

A leading British human rights activist who has been a vocal critic of China’s erosion of Hong Kong’s political freedoms has been barred from entering the former colony on the eve of a key political summit in Beijing.

Benedict Rogers, the deputy chair of the Conservatives’ human rights commission, flew into Hong Kong on Wednesday morning on a Thai Airways flight from Bangkok but said he was stopped at immigration and refused entry.

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