U.K. Government responds to the decision of Hong Kong Police to turn citizens into North Korean Style informants and spies on their neighbours and says the rights and freedoms of the people of Hong Kong must be “respected in full.”

Nov 10, 2020 | Uncategorized

Pro democracy activists are not criminals.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL9754):

Question by Lord Alton of Liverpool
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the decision by the Hong Kong police to establish a multiplatform hotline to encourage the public to report potential breaches of national security. (HL9754)

Tabled on: 29 October 2020

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon

We have made clear our concerns about the National Security Law, which is a clear and serious breach of the Joint Declaration. We continue to be concerned by the targeting of law-makers and activists, which is further evidence of efforts to silence opposition. We expect any arrests and judicial processes to be conducted in a fair and transparent manner. It is essential that due process is followed and that the rights and freedoms of the people of Hong Kong are respected in full.

Date and time of answer: 10 Nov 2020 at 16:22.

Lord David Alton

For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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