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NEWSLETTER: British Parliament Calls Attention to Jimmy Lai and Hong Kong’s Declining Freedoms

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The Committee for Freedom in Hong Kong (CFHK) Foundation’s President, Mark Clifford, testified at the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Hong Kong’s hearing on Jimmy Lai, Apple Daily, and media freedoms in Hong Kong. Mr Clifford said, “Companies should notice how the erratic application of the National Security Law has transformed Hong Kong’s political environment. British businesses must make a choice, just as the British government must make a choice regarding whether it will do more to support the immediate release of British citizen Jimmy Lai.”

The Hong Kong authorities continue to harass Jimmy Lai's family and international legal team. Following a United Nations Human Rights Council meeting where Jimmy Lai's international legal team raised his case, theHong Kong government issued a long rebuttal declaring they "will never tolerate, and strongly deplores, any form of interference by anyone including the so-called ‘international legal team’ with judicial proceedings of the HKSAR”.

The CFHK Foundation’s Mark Clifford and Director of the UK & EU, Mark Sabah, met with the Chair of the APPG on Hong Kong, Alistair Carmichael MP, to discuss UK-China relations, Hong Kong, Jimmy Lai, and how the UK can best support its Hong Kong diaspora.