Jimmy Lai

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered at on 3 January 2024.

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To ask His Majesty's Government whether, following the meeting between the Foreign Secretary and Sebastien Lai, they intend to call for the unconditional and immediate release of Mr Jimmy Lai from prison in Hong Kong.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

On 17 December, the Foreign Secretary called on the Hong Kong authorities to end their prosecution of Jimmy Lai and release him. He additionally urged the Chinese authorities to repeal the National Security Law and end the prosecution of all individuals charged under it. The Foreign Secretary welcomed the opportunity to meet Mr Lai's son, Sebastien on 12 December to listen to his concerns for his father as the trial approached.

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