Mr. Au Nok Hin is a student of our PhD program, conducting research on comparative social welfare policy. On January 6, he was arrested as part of the broad crackdown by the authorities, a day after he returned to Hong Kong. His passport, computer, and smartphone, which are all vital for his academic pursuit, are still confiscated even as he was released on bail for quarantine.
This infringes on Mr. Au Nok Hin’s unwavering determination to concentrate on his PhD project, which has the full support of the Graduate School. We have no doubt that he will be cleared of his charges in the very near future and eagerly await his return to our academic community in person where he belongs.
Graduate School of Public Policy,
The University of Tokyo