Actress and Darfur activist Mia Farrow was allowed into Hong Kong Thursday, a day before the Olympic torch winds through a territory where most citizens support the Beijing Olympics and where officials have denied entry to protesters against the controversial torch relay.
Farrow is expected to speak out at a news conference Friday against China, a major trading partner with Sudan, for not doing more to stop atrocities in Darfur. Her entry into the former British colony, which is supposed to have more autonomy than the mainland under a “one country, two systems” formula, was closely watched by free speech advocates and other critics of the Aug. 8-24 Games.
The actress was interviewed by officials on arrival and said she assured them that “we in no way intended to disrupt the torch . . . We’re not the rabble-rousing type.”