Australian government offers consular assistance to activist arrested during protest at Chinese Embassy in London
Mr Pavlou said he was detained for 23 hours before being released at 3 p.m. the following day.
“Officials from the Australian High Commission in London will raise Mr Pavlou’s claim that he was denied consular access prior to his release with UK authorities,” the spokesperson said. DFAT.
Mr Pavlou said that although his passport had been returned, he had been strongly advised to stay in the UK until August 14, when he was due to report to the police station.
The chief executive and co-founder of leading group Hong Kong Watch, Benedict Rogers, threw his support behind Mr Pavlou, describing Mr Pavlou’s experience as a “totally absurd and outrageous injustice”.
SBS News has requested comment from the Chinese Embassy in the UK.