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Hong Kong: Under the China’s national security law, Hong Kong people will be at risk of arbitrary detention and unfair trial.

Hong Kong: Under the China’s national security law, Hong Kong people will be at risk of arbitrary detention and unfair trial.

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by IDWFED published Jun 30, 2020 12:00 AM
IDWF Statement on China's National Security Law for Hong Kong: The National Security Law poses the biggest threat to human rights in Hong Kong in recent history.

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IDWF Statement
30 June 2020

Under the China’s national security law, Hong Kong people will be at risk of arbitrary detention and unfair trial

It was passed today by the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress, and will be signed into law by Chinese President Xi Jinping.   

Hong Kong people who are impacted directly most by the Law have been left in the cold and the dark.  They have neither been consulted nor having any knowledge of it throughout the law-making process.  It was passed without Hong Kong people even seeing it. The so-called crimes of separatism (or "splittism"), subversion, terrorism and "collusion with foreign or overseas powers" to endanger national security will be banned under the law. These broad, vaguely defined offences are similar to those that feature in China's own National Security Law, which has been used to crack down on dissent.

Hong Kong has been a peaceful city with people enjoying a high degree of freedom – to organize and to express.  This has allowed civil societies organizations including those represent migrant domestic workers to grow and people-to-people connection and linkages to flourish.  It gives opportunity for Hong Kong people to learn about and contribute to development of humanity globally.

Under the national security law, all individuals, institutions and organizations in Hong Kong would be prohibited from “engaging in activities that endanger national security”.  The Article 54 stipulates that the governments will “take necessary measures to strengthen the management of” international  organizations including NGOs.

To conclude, the National Security Law poses the biggest threat to human rights in Hong Kong in recent history.  It is only right for the Chinese government to suspend its implementation..

 

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