6 Jan 2021

Dozens of pro-democracy activists arrested in Hong Kong

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Hong Kong was supposed to be the place where Western values and Chinese power came to an understanding.

But today, the Foreign Secretary strongly condemned the mass arrest of politicians and activists in Hong Kong as a “grievous attack” on freedom.

Dominic Raab accused China of “deliberately misleading the world” by using the seven-month-old national security law to arrest more than 50 lawmakers and activists and crush dissent.

An American lawyer was among those detained.