By Maya Lester QC & Michael O’Kane

US warns of further Hong Kong sanctions after arrests of politicians & activists

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has published a statement saying that the US will “consider sanctions and other restrictions on any and all individuals and entities” involved in the arrests of more than 50 politicians and pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong on 6 January 2021. The statement calls for their release, and makes clear that the US “will explore …

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Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human...

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