Nancy Pelosi says trial of Martin Lee and activists ‘an affront to rule of law’; Congress watching strangulation of rights

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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the trial of Martin Lee Chu-ming and other pro-democracy leaders is an affront to the rule of law that sends the chilling message that Beijing will stop at nothing in its crackdown on the rights and freedoms of Hong Kong.

She made the remarks in a statement on the Chinese government’s ongoing trial of democracy leader Lee, along with eight other pro-democracy leaders.

“Martin Lee is an embodiment of courage and principle, who has inspired millions of freedom-loving people worldwide in his peaceful and persistent fight to advance autonomy and democratic freedoms in Hong Kong and throughout China.  The trial of Martin Lee and other pro-democracy leaders is an affront to the rule…

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