Hong Kong hires British QC to prosecute pro-democracy activists

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Jan 13, 2021 News , UK , United Kingdom A British barrister has agreed to act for the Hong Kong government next month in its efforts to convict Jimmy Lai and eight other pro-democracy activists accused of taking part in an illegal assembly in 2019. David Perry’s decision has been challenged by the chair of the foreign affairs select committee, Tom Tugendhat, and by the Labour peer Lord Adonis. Perry – who has been approached for comment – is regarded as one of the most formidable British QCs to operate in Hong Kong , and will be advising the courts...