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Foreign Secretary's statement on Hong Kong election disqualifications

Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, recently (30 July 2020) responded to the disqualification of 12 opposition candidates from the upcoming Hong Kong Legislative Council elections.

Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, recently said:

I condemn the decision to disqualify opposition candidates from standing in Hong Kong’s Legislative Council elections.

It is clear they have been disqualified because of their political views, undermining the integrity of ‘One Country, Two Systems’ and the rights and freedoms guaranteed in the Joint Declaration and Hong Kong’s Basic Law.

The Hong Kong authorities must uphold their commitments to the people of Hong Kong.

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