APPG Statement on the Arrest of Cardinal Joseph Zen

The arrest of Cardinal Joseph Zen is yet another example of China’s increasing restrictions on fundamental human rights. Members of the APPG on International Freedom of Religion or Belief express their utmost concern and condemnation at Cardinal Zen’s arrest. 


The APPG calls upon the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office to continue their advocacy for Cardinal Zen, along with advocacy for others detained for their support of pro-democracy protestors. 


The crack-down on human rights in Hong Kong deserves immediate attention from the FCDO. The arrest of a leading figure such as Cardinal Zen reflects the grave situation in Hong Kong and the continued threat to human rights.



An Urgent Question on the matter was asked of the Government and can be found here.