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Hong Kong passes controversial security law

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Hong Kong passes controversial security law

Hong Kong passes controversial security law Authorities consider the law essential for Hong Kong’s stability. However, critics fear that the new law will erode civil liberties.

According to the BBC report, Article 23 of the law provides life imprisonment for several years for crimes such as treason, sabotage, treason, theft of state secrets, foreign interference and espionage. Since one such law was passed in 2020, many people have been arrested under the controversial National Security Act.

Amnesty International’s China director Sarah Brooks said, “This new law will bring another disaster on human rights in Hong Kong.”

“This law will usher in a new era of authoritarianism in Hong Kong,” said Maya Wang, acting China director of Human Rights Watch.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk called the new law “a retrograde step”.

Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong say the passage of this law is the ‘last nail in the coffin!’ In addition, the common people of Hong Kong have also expressed concern about the law.

But Hong Kong leader John Lee said this is a historic moment for Hong Kong people. For which everyone was waiting for 26 years. This new law has been enacted to prevent any kind of sabotage and secret conspiracy.



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