Thursday 17 June 2021 / 2:54 PM Foreign Policy / Stephen Kinnock

Stephen Kinnock responds to the raid on the Apple Daily newspaper in Hong Kong

Stephen Kinnock, Shadow Asia and Pacific Minister, responding to the raid on the Apple Daily newspaper in Hong Kong, said:

“The raid on Apple Daily and the arrests of journalists is yet another unacceptable attack on Hong Kong’s media freedom, guaranteed under the Basic Law.

“Democracy and the ‘one country, two systems’ principle are being steadily crushed.

“The UK must stand up to these efforts to silence the people of Hong Kong. It is time for the UK government to sanction Carrie Lam and other senior officials responsible for the crackdown, and withdraw support for British judges serving in Hong Kong’s compromised legal system.”