Hong Kong security law: British MPs lobby UK gov’t to protect BNO passport holders at risk of arrest

Sixteen UK MPs have signed a joint letter urging Downing Street to provide legal and consular assistance to British National Overseas (BNO) passport holders at risk of arrest under the Beijing-enacted national security law in Hong Kong.The Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC) members wrote to British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, saying that they were “deeply troubled” by reports of BNO passport holders being denied refuge in the British consulate in Hong Kong.In a dramatic policy shift, the Home Office in May announced plans to provide a pathway to citizenship for some 350,000 BNO p…

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