Our rights

I lived in China for four years. I made lots of friends, many who now find themselves trapped in prisoner camps for the crime of simply existing or speaking out.

Inspired from my time with Ai Wei Wei in Beijing I led a campaign  to free a 16-year-old boy detained by Chinese authorities because his parents spoke out against the Communist regime.

He is now free, although his parents are still under house arrest by the Chinese Communist Party.

I will continue to call out the Chinese Government on its repression, particularly of Uyghur Muslims, millions of whom are in prisoner camps.

If my dad lived in China, he would be in a prisoner camp.

None of us are free until all of us are free – the repression of Uyghurs in China is one of the biggest in our generation – and we must do all we can to ensure they can be free.