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UN Human Rights Experts Call on Hong Kong Government to Repeal National Security Law

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UN Human Rights Experts Call on Hong Kong Government to Repeal National Security Law

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Four independent U.N. human rights experts are calling on the Hong Kong government to drop the Beijing-imposed national security law, saying the legislation is fundamentally incompatible with international norms. “The experts urged the Government to urgently repeal and independently review the National Security Law to ensure it is both human rights and international law compliant,” the four rapporteurs said in a statement on Oct. 12. They pointed to a case involving Chow Hang-tung, a prominent barrister and former vice-chair of the now-disbanded Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, a local advocacy group known for organizing the annual vigil in Hong Kong commemorating victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre. Chow and three other leaders of the Alliance were arrested on Sept. 8 after they refused to cooperate in a national security investigation, in which the advocacy group was accused of being a “foreign agent.” A day …

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