|Joshua Wong speaks to the media after returning from Bangkok yesterday|
On the invitation of Thai student activist Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal to speak to students at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok about the 2014 Umbrella Movement, Wong flew to the Thai capital on Tuesday evening.
But the 19-year-old was detained by Thai authorities even before he reached the terminal -- he says he was surrounded by 20 police and immigration officers at the air bridge.
When he confirmed his identity, his passport was confiscated and he was detained in a cell for 12 hours where he was not told what he was being held for, had no access to a lawyer or could not notify the Hong Kong Immigration Department or family members.
|Thai student activist Netwit Chotiphatphaisal invited Wong|
"Officials there have requested to take him back. It's Chinese officials' business. Don't get involved too much. They are all Chinese people no matter Hong Kong or mainland China," said junta leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha.
|Thai junta leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha|