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Five Eyes Decry Hong Kong’s ‘Weaponization of Law’ After More Arrested

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Five Eyes Decry Hong Kong’s ‘Weaponization of Law’ After More Arrested

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The five eyes countries of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, and the United States have voiced further criticism of Hong Kong’s National Security Law after the arrest of more pro-democracy figures. Foreign Ministers from the Five Eyes countries have urged the Hong Kong authorities to respect “legally guaranteed rights” after 55 politicians and activists were arrested on charges of “subversion” under the new pro-Beijing bill. In a joint declaration published on Sunday, four of the foreign ministers called for the postponed Legislative Council elections to proceed and for all political opinions to be heard. Hong Kong’s elections have been delayed since September last year. The ministers said the National Security Law was being used to “eliminate dissent and opposing political views” and was a “clear breach of the Sino-British Joint Declaration and undermines the ‘One Country, Two Systems’ framework.” “It has curtailed the rights and freedoms of the people of …

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