Hong kong police raided

 Hong Kong police raided

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Hong Kong police have raided the Family home of Nathan Law, a leading pro-democracy activist in exile in the UK.

Local media reported that Mr Law's parents and one of his brothers were also taken away for questioning.

The raid comes a week after authorities issued a HK$1m (£99,100; US$127,800) bounty for his arrest, as well as for that of seven other activists.

In 2020 Mr Law, who fled to the UK  where he was granted political asylum, is yet to comment on the developments.

 On Tuesday morning The raid happened. It is confusing what else the authorities seized.

Hong Kong authorities on 3 July issued arrest warrants and rewards for information leading to the capture of Mr Law and seven other Hong Kong political activists living in exile.

The eight activists targeted are accused of collaborate with foreign forces - a crime that can carry a sentence of life in prison. The offence comes under Hong Kong's draconian security law which was imposed three years ago after widespread pro-democracy protests took place in the former British territory in 2019.

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Hong Kong's Chief Executive John Lee told a media briefing on Tuesday that investigations against activists would intensify as Hong Kong authorities seek to "pursue them for life".

"We will exhaust all means to pursue them... We will also pursue the forces behind the scenes that support and perhaps even control them.

"As I have said, we should treat them as 'rats on the streets' and avoid them," he said, repeating earlier comments.

Last week, Mr Lee urged the activists to give themselves up, adding that otherwise they would spend their days in fear.

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The countries in which the activists live like the US and Australia and UK  do not have extradition treaties with China, and have condemned the order from Hong Kong authorities.

In Hong Kong However, at least five people with connections to the activists have been arrested  since the announcement. "do not rule out the chance that more arrests will be made". The police said that.

Mr Law told the BBC last week he would have to be more careful following the order.

He is one of the most important figures in Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement,  the 2019 demonstrations  and was one of the unofficial leaders.

 In 2020 After fleeing Hong Kong, he had issued a statement saying he had cut off all ties with his family.

  In the UK "relatively safe" , but he would have to be more vigilant as a result of the bounty's announcement.He told the BBC last week he  was felt his situation

"There could possibly be someone in the UK - or anywhere else - to provide informations of me to (the Hong Kong authorities). For example, my whereabouts, where they could possibly extradite me when I'm transiting in certain countries," Mr Law said.

"All these things may put my life in to dangerous situations if I'm not careful enough of who I meet or where I go. It makes me have to live in a more careful life."

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