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UK News UK outraged at 'torture'of ex-Hong Kong consulate employee

10:40  20 november  2019
10:40  20 november  2019 Source:   reuters.com

China condemns 'attack' on Hong Kong official in London

  China condemns 'attack' on Hong Kong official in London The Chinese and Hong Kong governments have condemned an "attack" on a Hong Kong government official in London. Protesters were involved in an altercation with Hong Kong's Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng during her visit to London on Thursday.A statement from the Hong Kong government said Ms Cheng suffered "serious bodily harm", but gave no further details.Video footage of the incident shows the minister falling to the ground.Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam strongly condemned the "attack", saying the incident was brutal and transcended the bottom line of a civilised society.

BEIJING — A former employee of Britain’s consulate in Hong Kong said on Wednesday that the Chinese police tortured and beat him, deprived him of sleep and hung him in a spread-eagled pose for hours as they sought information about what they alleged was foreign interference in the protests that

A former employee of the UK 's Hong Kong consulate has told the BBC that he was tortured in China and accused of inciting political unrest in the city. "We are outraged by the disgraceful mistreatment that Mr Cheng faced when he was in detention in mainland China and we've made clear that we

a group of people looking at a phone: A demonstrator holds a poster of Simon Cheng as he and others shout slogans during a protest outside the British Consulate-general office in Hong Kong © Reuters/WILLY KURNIAWAN A demonstrator holds a poster of Simon Cheng as he and others shout slogans during a protest outside the British Consulate-general office in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Wednesday condemned China's treatment of a former employee of Britain's Hong Kong consulate who told a newspaper Chinese secret police beat him as they sought information about pro-democracy protests in the former British colony.

Dominic Raab wearing a suit and tie: Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is seen outside Downing Street in London © Reuters/HANNAH MCKAY Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is seen outside Downing Street in London

Simon Cheng, a Hong Kong citizen who worked for the British mission's business development team when he was detained, told the Wall Street Journal he was questioned repeatedly about the role his interrogators presumed Britain was playing in fomenting anti-government unrest in the city.

China tells U.S. and Britain to stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs

  China tells U.S. and Britain to stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs China tells U.S. and Britain to stop interfering in Hong Kong affairsLONDON (Reuters) - China’s ambassador to London said on Monday foreign countries, including the United States and Britain, should stop interfering in Hong Kong's internal affairs as protesters continued to battle with Hong Kong police.

A employee of Britain's consulate in Hong Kong who went missing earlier this month is being held in China, Beijing confirmed Wednesday. The incident comes as relations between Britain and China have become strained over what Beijing calls London's "interference" in pro-democracy protests that have

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo on the U.S. in Asia ( Hong Kong Excerpts). Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau (15 November 2019).

Secret police beat him, deprived him of sleep and chained him as they pressed him for information, the Journal said.

"Simon Cheng was a valued member of our team. We were shocked and appalled by the mistreatment he suffered while in Chinese detention, which amounts to torture," Raab said, according to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

"I summoned the Chinese Ambassador to express our outrage at the brutal and disgraceful treatment of Simon in violation of China's international obligations. I have made clear we expect the Chinese authorities to investigate and hold those responsible to account."

(Reporting by Anne Marie Roantree; Writing by Nick Macfie; Editing by Tom Hogue)

Who is Simon Cheng - and why was he ‘tortured’ by China? .
British consulate worker ‘fired’ from UK government following detainment by BeijingSimon Cheng, a Hong Kong citizen who worked for the UK government for two years, this week told the BBC that he was detained for 15 days and forced to falsely confess to inciting political unrest in the China-controlled territory.

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