Hong Kong protests: Queen’s Counsel hired to prosecute Jimmy Lai, eight others steps down amid withering criticism in Britain

The British Queen’s Counsel hired by the Hong Kong justice department to prosecute media mogul Jimmy Lai Chee-ying and eight opposition figures for their roles in a 2019 anti-government protest has dropped the case, citing growing pressure back home.Da…

The British Queen’s Counsel hired by the Hong Kong justice department to prosecute media mogul Jimmy Lai Chee-ying and eight opposition figures for their roles in a 2019 anti-government protest has dropped the case, citing growing pressure back home.David Perry’s decision to step away from the prosecution emerged just days after British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab dubbed him “mercenary” for accepting the job.“Mr Perry, QC, expressed concerns about such pressures and the exemption of…

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