Britain Criticises Guilty Verdicts in Hong Kong Subversion Trial

On Thursday, Britain criticised the guilty verdicts in a Hong Kong subversion trial involving 14 pro-democracy activists. The UK's Minister for the Indo-Pacific, Anne Marie Trevelyan, urged Hong Kong authorities to end prosecutions under the National Security Law and release those charged, warning that the verdict tarnishes Hong Kong's international reputation.


Reuters | London | Updated: 30-05-2024 20:10 IST | Created: 30-05-2024 20:10 IST
Britain Criticises Guilty Verdicts in Hong Kong Subversion Trial
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Britain on Thursday criticised verdicts in a Hong Kong subversion trial in which fourteen pro-democracy activists were found guilty. "Today's verdict will only further tarnish Hong Kong's international reputation. It sends a message that Hong Kongers can no longer safely and meaningfully participate in peaceful political debate," Britain's Minister for the Indo-Pacific Anne Marie Trevelyan said in a statement.

"We call on the Hong Kong authorities to end National Security Law prosecutions and release all individuals charged under it."

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