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Simon Cheng: UK asylum for ex-consulate worker ‘tortured in China’

A former employee of the UK's Hong Kong consulate who alleged he was tortured in China has been granted political asylum in Britain.

Simon Cheng, a Hong Kong citizen, was detained on a business trip to mainland China for 15 days last August.

  • BBC

Beijing accused Mr Cheng of inciting political unrest amid anti-government protests in Hong Kong.

He denied the charges, telling the BBC he had been beaten and forced to sign false confessions while in custody.

UK government sources said at the time they believed his claims were credible.

Mr Cheng, a supporter of the…

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