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Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong's Carrie Lam resigns from honorary role at Cambridge college

Wolfson College questioned commitment to protection of human rights and freedom of expression

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam attends a news conference in Hong Kong, China July 31.   © Reuters

LONDON/HONG KONG (Reuters) -- Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has resigned from an honorary fellowship at a college at Britain's Cambridge University after it questioned her commitment to the protection of human rights and freedom of expression.

Lam said the accusations made by Wolfson College were "groundless" and said she was "deeply disappointed by the college smearing a person on the basis of hearsay instead of facts".

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