Digital Persecution

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:01 pm on 21st April 2022.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Mike Kane Mike Kane Shadow Minister (Transport) 5:01 pm, 21st April 2022

I am very grateful to the Minister for giving way and I join her in congratulating Fiona Bruce on securing the debate. Just before the pandemic, as part of the International Catholic Legislators Network, I had the great honour to meet Cardinal Zen, who has campaigned for religious freedom in China his whole life. We had to meet in secret, in a secret room, at a time we could not announce because we had to run the gauntlet of Chinese demonstrations and surveillance from a hotel across the road. This was in Portugal. That is the type of behaviour going on for people who want to practise their religion. It is not good enough and the Minister is right to set out the points she is making.