From Deutsche Welle (DW) by William Yang. Here is an excerpt:
Japanese photographer Michiko Kiseki had been planning to celebrate the 2023 new year countdown in Hong Kong, but upon landing in the former British colony, Kiseki was denied entry by the immigration authorities and forced to return to Japan on December 30.
In a thread on Twitter, Kiseki said the police repeatedly asked her questions about a photo exhibition she organized in Japan featuring her photography works on the 2019 anti-extradition bill protest in Hong Kong. “During the questioning in the other room, he mentioned the photo exhibition in Japan several times,” she wrote.
“I knew that one day this would come, but it was sooner than I expected. However, I don’t have a millimeter of regret for continuing to present my photos in 2019, because they are ‘my proof.’ I felt clear that ‘Hong Kong’s freedom is gone’ as the end of 2022 will be my last time in Hong Kong,” she added.
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