Hong Kong publisher and democracy advocate Jimmy Lai faces up to life in prison for daring to speak the truth about the Communist Party. But U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak couldn’t manage even to utter Mr. Lai’s name in Parliament this month.
Tory MP Iain Duncan Smith raised Mr. Lai’s plight during the Prime Minister’s Questions on Jan. 11. He noted that Mr. Lai is “a British citizen and a British passport holder” and asked Mr. Sunak to “warn the Chinese government” that “the use of Common Law in Hong Kong will be taken away” if authorities persist in using the city’s national-security law to silence the brave newspaperman.
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