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Dominic Raab calls QC acting for Hong Kong government ‘mercenary’

David Perry is giving China a PR coup by acting against pro-democracy activists, foreign secretary says

David Perry QC, the barrister acting for the Hong Kong government in its efforts to jail pro-democracy activists, is behaving in “a pretty mercenary way” and providing the Chinese government with a PR coup, the foreign secretary Dominic Raab said on Sunday.

Perry has agreed to represent the Hong Kong government in prosecuting nine activists including the media proprietor Jimmy Lai arising from demonstrations in August 2019. The trial is due next month.

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