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Hong Kong Leader Condemns UK Criticism over Jailed Activists

Hong Kong Leader Condemns UK Criticism over Jailed Activists

Thursday, 21 September 2017 08:37 AM

LONDON (AP) — Hong Kong's leader has condemned criticism from British politicians over the city's recent jailing of student activists, saying such comments are unfair and "disrespectful."

Addressing a business dinner in London on Wednesday, Carrie Lam said she was "extremely disturbed" to hear criticism of Hong Kong's judicial independence from British politicians and commentators.

Tens of thousands in the Chinese city protested after a court overturned an earlier ruling to imprison three young pro-democracy protest leaders in August. The case raised fears Hong Kong's Beijing-backed government was clamping down on the opposition, and international politicians from Britain and elsewhere called it "an outrageous miscarriage of justice."

Lam insisted that the city, an ex-British colony that reverted to Chinese rule in 1997, is underpinned by a strong belief in the rule of law.

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Hong Kong's leader has condemned criticism from British politicians over the city's recent jailing of student activists, saying such comments are unfair and "disrespectful."Addressing a business dinner in London on Wednesday, Carrie Lam said she was "extremely disturbed" to...
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