Such a move would be in direct contravention of the conditions mandated when the UK handed its former colony back to communist China in 1997,…
Such a move would be in direct contravention of the conditions mandated when the UK handed its former colony back to communist China in 1997, Reuters reports.
The bill’s critics say those extradited would be exposed to China’s deeply flawed justice system, and it would lead to further erosion of the city’s judicial independence, with torture and unfair trials bound to follow.
“It’s a proposal, or a set of proposals, which strike a terrible blow… against the rule of law, against Hong Kong’s stability and security, against Hong Kong’s position as a great international trading hub,” the territory’s last British governor, Chris Patten, said on Thursday.
Police chiefs called for public restraint ahead of the rally, government-funded broadcaster RTHK reported, as they mobilised more than 2,000 officers for action.

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