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Closing of Amnesty International's offices in Hong Kong

EDM (Early Day Motion) 596: tabled on 28 October 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 13 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House expresses its concern at the announcement that Amnesty International will close its two offices in Hong Kong by the end of the year; highlights that Amnesty International cites the impact of the national security law as the key factor behind the decision; acknowledges Amnesty International’s statement that said that the regime is attempting to rid the city of all dissenting voices; praises Amnesty International for 40 years of determined campaigning for better human rights in Hong Kong and the region; notes that as well as Amnesty International, at least 35 civil society groups and unions have been forced to disband since the National Security Law was imposed; further notes that over 150 people have been arrested under the National Security Law; condemns the Hong Kong government for implementing the National Security Law; and calls on the Foreign Secretary to make a statement on the UK’s response to the situation in Hong Kong.