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Books: Hong Kong's cautionary tale for freedom

Activist Nathan Law details firsthand accounts of the city's democracy movement

Nobel Peace Prize nominee Nathan Law's new book "Freedom: How We Lost It and How We Fight Back," provides a synopsis of Hong Kong's fight for democracy.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- Still a young man, Hong Kong democracy activist Nathan Law has lived a tumultuous life. The former student leader rose to political prominence in the 2014 Umbrella Movement and became the city's youngest-ever elected lawmaker at age 23, only to be removed from the legislature and imprisoned for his role in the peaceful protest months later.

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