The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs issued the statements on pro-democracy in Hong Kong
April 18, Ontario: Canada expresses grave concerns over the targeting of ten of Hong Kong’s most prominent pro-democracy activists for participation in a peaceful assembly.
The stifling of peaceful political expression continues to encroach on fundamental rights and freedoms in Hong Kong. Democracy, freedom of speech and freedom of assembly are enshrined in the Basic Law and are part of Beijing’s obligations to the people of Hong Kong under the UN-registered Sino-British Joint Declaration.
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