A group of 67 MPs and Lords has demanded that the government stop the sale and use of Hikvision and Dahua surveillance equipment in the UK

These two companies are linked with human rights violations in China

A lot of public authorities across the UK make use of CCTV cameras produced by companies

This includes 73 percent of UK councils and 57 percent of secondary schools across England and six of the 10 NHS trusts, aswell being UK police forces and universities

More than one million Uyghurs and other minorities have been held in camp in northwestern Xinjiang

The demands in favor of a prohibition, coordinated with Big Brother Watch, echo the Foreign Affairs Select Committee's report of July 2021 that stated: "Equipment manufactured by companies like Hikvision and Dahua should not be allowed to be used in the UK."