US News Amnesty International forced to close its offices in Hong Kong against repression

13:25  25 october  2021
13:25  25 october  2021 Source:   nouvelobs.com

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  Amnesty International contraint de fermer ses bureaux à Hong Kong face à la répression © Copyright 2021, Obs

Amnesty International announced on Monday 25 October the closure of its offices in Hong Kong, estimating "impossible" to work Freely due to the Draconian law on national security imposed in 2020 by Beijing.

"This decision, taking the heavy heart, is due to the Hong Kong National Security Act, which makes it impossible for human rights organizations in Hong Kong to work freely and without fear of serious reprisals of the From the government, "said NGO President Anjhula Mya Singh Fuck in a statement.

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"Hong Kong has long been an ideal regional basis for international civil society organizations," he continued.

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"But the fact that local rights and trade union groups have recently been targeted is the signal of an intensification of the authorities' campaign to rid the city of any dissenting voices. It is increasingly difficult for us to continue working in an environment as unstable. In Hong Kong, "I have nothing to lose"

Amnesty International has two offices in Hong Kong: its local and its regional headquarters for Southeast Asia and the Pacific. The Local will close 31 October and the Regional Office by the end of 2021. Adopted in June 2020, the National Security Act, which according to Beijing has enabled Hong Kong to regain stability after the gigantic and sometimes violent proprietary events. 2019, radically transformed the political, cultural and legal landscape of the territory.

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The text severely punishes any offense considered by China as constitutive secession, subversion, collusion with foreign forces or terrorism. Human rights organizations, including Amnesty, denounce the vagueness of these offenses.

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"The environmental repression and perpetual environment created by the National Security Act makes it impossible to know what activities could lead to criminal penalties "Admé Amnesty International.

More than 70 people, of which many of the most prominent proprietary activists have been charged under this law, most of them for simply expressed political opinions now illegal. And dozens of associations and unions have shaped themselves in recent months of fear of being worried by the authorities.

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