THE WHITE HOUSE
Press Gaggle by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre En Route Kankakee, Il
MAY 11, 2022 • PRESS BRIEFINGS
HONG KONG EXCERPTS
Q: I wanted to see if you guys have a quick comment on the arrest of the Catholic cardinal in Hong Kong and the other activists there. Did you have anything on that?
MS. JEAN-PIERRE: Yes, I do. Give me one second.
So, freedom of expression are critical to prosperous and secure societies. We call on PRC and Hong Kong authorities to cease targeting Hong Kong’s advocates and to immediately release who have been unjustly detained and charged, like the Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun and others arrested today.