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UK Will No Longer Extradite Prisoners Or Sell Weapons To Hong Kong After China’s Aggression

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The U.K. has suspended its extradition treaty and blocked arms sales to Hong Kong following China’s passage of the national security law, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab …
The U. K. has suspended its extradition treaty and blocked arms sales to Hong Kong following China’s passage of the national security law, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced Monday.
Raab told the House of Commons that the decision would last indefinitely until there are “clear and robust safeguards which are able to prevent extradition from the U. K. being misused,” citing the possibility Chinese Communist Party could use its new law to extradite prisoners from Hong Kong to the mainland.
The United States, Canada and Australia have already stopped their extradition treaties with Hong Kong, according to the Associated Press. Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece the Global Times weighed in on the recent announcement, saying countries that end extradition agreements “may face greater risks, as those fugitives who violate the law in Hong Kong could flee to countries like the UK, which will likely become a crime haven.

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