Hong kong : extradition to China soon as possible ? - The Point

This is not expected to calm tensions between China and hong Kong. According to statements Wednesday from a senior official of the ex-british colony, it might w

Hong kong : extradition to China soon as possible ? - The Point

This is not expected to calm tensions between China and hong Kong. According to statements Wednesday from a senior official of the ex-british colony, it might well be that of the suspects in hong kong to be extradited to mainland China under the security law that Beijing intends to impose a city-State. New statements which are not without importance since, in the past year, this is a project for the authorization of extradition to China sparked a wave of protests in hong Kong that has lasted for many long months. The analyzed is made by Tam Yiu-chung, the only representative in hong kong in the standing Committee of the national people's Assembly (ANP, Parliament is chinese).

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This project had subsequently been abandoned, but in response to the political crisis of the past year, the worst since the handover in 1997, Beijing decided to force in imposing its semi-autonomous region, a controversial law on security as the prodémocrates see as the most serious violation of the principle of " One country, two systems ". Beijing argues that this text, not yet finalized, is necessary to end this crisis and restore the stability of hong Kong.

foreign Interference and national security

In an interview Wednesday at the television hong kong RTHK, Tam Yiu-chung says that some prosecutions related to the foreign interference, or some issues involving questions of diplomacy, may be transmitted by the justice in hong kong for the justice system of mainland China. Asked if this could involve the extradition to hong Kong for trial in the mainland of China, he replied : "If the central government considers it necessary to do so, that this is not being handled by the courts in hong kong, so it will be an option. "

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Monday, Deng Zhonghua, deputy head of the chinese Office for affairs of hong Kong and Macao, had already indicated that Beijing would have jurisdiction to deal with certain cases, "extremely rare" within the national security once that the act would be passed. In accordance with the principle of " One country, two systems ", which had presided over the handover, China agreed that hong Kong retains some of the freedoms that are unknown in the rest of the country, and particularly of the legislative and judicial powers, independent.

More than 80 NGOS are mounted in a niche

Beijing denies this, look to trim away the freedoms in hong kong. On Wednesday, a group of 86 NGOS and associations for the defence of the rights of man, among which Amnesty International or Human Rights Watch, have published an open letter asking the standing Committee of the NPA to abandon the project of security law. The ANP has given a mandate at the end of may to its standing Committee for drafting the text which must be incorporated in the basic Law, the mini-Constitution of hong Kong, thus circumventing the legislative Council (LegCo, the Parliament of hong kong).

" All we know at this point suggests that it will threaten the fundamental rights and freedoms of hong Kong people ", one can read in the letter. "It is to criminalize violations of waves that encompass any criticism of the government and may be used against persons engaged in and promoting peacefully the rights of man. "

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Updated Date: 17 June 2020, 07:33

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