Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Early Day Motions

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 18th May 2022.

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Photo of Patrick Grady Patrick Grady Scottish National Party, Glasgow North

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if she will publish a response to Early Day Motion 36 on arrests in Hong Kong.

Photo of Amanda Milling Amanda Milling Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

As Minister Cleverly set out in this House on 12 May, the Hong Kong authorities' decision to target leading pro-democracy figures including Cardinal Zen, Margaret Ng, Hui-Po-Keung and Denise Ho under the National Security Law is unacceptable.

Freedom of expression and the right to peaceful protest, which are protected in both the Joint Declaration and the Basic Law, are fundamental to Hong Kong's way of life.

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