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Media freedoms in Hong Kong and the case of Jimmy Lai and Apple Daily

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1114: tabled on 02 May 2023

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

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

Motion text

That this House welcomes the report recently published by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Hong Kong on Media Freedom in Hong Kong: The Case of Jimmy Lai and Apple Daily; laments the rapid deterioration of media freedom and human rights in Hong Kong since the introduction of the draconian National Security Law; deplores the denial of bail and access to his chosen legal representation for Jimmy Lai, founder of the now defunct pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily; denounces the sentencing to prison of Lai on spurious fraud charges; calls upon His Majesty’s Government to implement the report’s recommendations, treating the case of Jimmy Lai, a British citizen, as a political priority; deplores the use by the puppet regime in Hong Kong of the national security law and a litany of other laws to target Jimmy Lai, other journalists and pro-democracy activists; and considers that a meeting between the Prime Minister, the Foreign Secretary and Jimmy Lai’s family is long overdue.