Beijing ‘throttling freedom’ in Hong Kong, says ex-governor Chris Patten following arrest of pro-democracy figures

Hong Kong’s last colonial governor Chris Patten has said that Friday’s round-up of pro-democracy figures shows that Beijing is “throttling” decency and freedom in the city. Police arrested Jimmy Lai, the owner of pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily, on suspicion of illegal assembly at a protest and for allegedly blackmailing a journalist in 2017. Vice-chair of the […]