Government Responds to the Case of Uighur Muslim Poet, Cui Haoxin, imprisoned by the Communist Regime in China after he spoke out against Xinjiang Camps and says “The environment for freedom of expression and freedom of religion or belief in China is becoming increasing restrictive” – and although they have not raised his case with the CCP Ministers say they will continue to monitor it.

Dec 17, 2020 | Featured parliamentary activity

China Detains Hui Muslim Poet Who Spoke Out Against Xinjiang Camps. Read full story here:

https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/poet-01272020163336.html

Nigel Adams MP
Minister of State for Asia
King Charles Street
London
SW1A 2AH



17 December 2020
Dear Lord Alton,
Thank you for your correspondence of 20 November addressed to Lord Ahmad in
regards to the detention of Cui Haoxin. You also raised this issue in your written
parliamentary question HL10558. I am replying as the Minister for Asia.
You raise an important issue and we share your concern at reports of the detention of
Cui Haoxin. The environment for freedom of expression and freedom of religion or belief
in China is becoming increasing restrictive. Although we have not raised this specific
case with the Chinese authorities, we oppose all efforts to curtail freedom of expression
or freedom of speech whether in China or elsewhere.
We have raised media freedoms with the Chinese authorities on a number of occasions
and will always defend the right of journalists to do their job. The UK has also publicly
raised our concerns, and British diplomats have attempted to attend trials of civilian
journalists and rights activists in China to show support.
Please be assured that we will continue to monitor this issue, and any further
developments in this specific case closely.
Nigel Adams MP
Minister of State for Asia

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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