US News Hong Kong withdraws controversial extradition bill

11:30  23 october  2019
11:30  23 october  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Hong Kong ’s leader, Carrie Lam, has said her government will formally withdraw an extradition bill that has ignited months of protests and In a five-minute televised address on Wednesday, Lam said her government would formally withdraw the controversial bill to “fully allay public concerns”.

Hong Kong ’s government has officially withdrawn the controversial extradition bill which sparked over 20 weeks of protest and civil unrest. The second reading for the bill resumed on Wednesday afternoon. Secretary for Security John Lee then announced the bill was withdrawn .

a group of people walking down the street: Hong Kong has seen months of protests © Getty Hong Kong has seen months of protests The Hong Kong government has withdrawn the controversial extradition bill that sparked months of protests and violence.

Security secretary John Lee said on Wednesday: "I now formally announce the withdrawal of the bill."

However, he refused to take questions from pro-democracy politicians.

The extradition bill allowed extraditions from Hong Kong to mainland China.

Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam had proposed amendments to extradition legislation to try to resolve a case involving a man wanted for murder in self-ruled Taiwan, who could not be sent to face charges because there was no extradition agreement.

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Fully withdrawing the controversial bill has been one of the key demands during months of protests. The extradition bill quickly drew criticism after being unveiled in April. Opponents said it would undermine Hong Kong 's legal freedoms and might be used to intimidate or silence critics of

Hong Kong 's legislature has formally withdrawn a controversial extradition bill that has sparked months of unrest. The proposed bill would have allowed for Hong Kong to extradite criminal suspects to places it does not have an extradition treaty with, including mainland China, Taiwan and

But the proposals led to fears that residents would be at risk of being sent to China's Communist Party-controlled courts.

Ms Lam was forced to back down and said last month she would drop the bill.

China's foreign ministry said a report that claims there are plans to replace Ms Lam was a political rumour with ulterior motives.

Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the comments at a daily news briefing in Beijing.

The Financial Times reported that China was drawing up a plan to replace Ms Lam with an "interim" chief executive.

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