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12/2/2020, 10:38 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Raab: China must stop smothering opposition

United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab urged on Wednesday Chinese authorities, as well as Hong Kong officials, against "stifling" the opposition in the Chinese autonomous region.

After the Hong Kong court sentenced activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, and Ivan Lam to a total of 30 months in prison over the charges of unlawful assembly, Raab issued a statement stressing that Beijing needs to "bring an end to their campaign to stifle opposition."

"Prosecution decisions must be fair and impartial, and the rights and freedoms of people in Hong Kong must be upheld," he concluded.

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