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Fugitive Offenders Ordinance|British report alleges that Hong Kong police "violates international law and joint declaration" urges sanctions on senior Hong Kong officials

2020-08-04T11:28:18.586Z

The "All-Party Parliamentary Group Hong Kong" (All-Party Parliamentary Group Hong Kong) of the British Parliament today issued a report stating that the Hong Kong police "violated international law and the Sino-British Joint Declaration" during the demonstration last year. The report stated that "the police violated the human rights of medical staff and humanitarian workers" and believed that the police "treated them with different forms of force, such as intimidation, physical force, arrest, etc., so that the injured demonstrators could not receive proper medical assistance." The report recommends that the United Kingdom should target senior officials, including the Chief Executive Carrie Lam and the Commissioner of Police, to urgently impose sanctions in the form of Magnitsky.



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Written by: Liang Zijie

2020-08-04 19:14

Last update date: 2020-08-04 19:14

The "All-Party Parliamentary Group Hong Kong" (All-Party Parliamentary Group Hong Kong) of the British Parliament today issued a report stating that the Hong Kong police "violated international law and the Sino-British Joint Declaration" during the demonstration last year. The report stated that "the police violated the human rights of medical staff and humanitarian workers" and believed that the police "treated them with different forms of force, such as intimidation, physical force, arrest, etc., so that the injured demonstrators could not receive proper medical assistance."

The report recommends that the United Kingdom should target senior officials, including the Chief Executive Carrie Lam and the Commissioner of Police, to urgently impose sanctions in the form of Magnitsky.

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In March this year, the British Parliament launched an investigation into the Hong Kong Police Force, which aims to explore whether the actions of the Hong Kong Police Force are in conflict with the standards and requirements of international humanitarian law and principles, international human rights law, and the Sino-British Joint Declaration. The full 80-page report is divided into multiple parts. The report stated that after considering the evidence, the team believes that humanitarian assistance workers have been subjected to violence, which is far worse than that of international humanitarian law and principles, international human rights law and the Sino-British Joint Declaration. Acceptable treatment.

The report stated that the police officers violated Article 3, paragraph 5 of the "Sino-British Joint Declaration", which is the standard and requirement to protect the rights and freedoms of Hong Kong people. The report recommends that the United Kingdom should sanction senior officials, including the Chief Executive Carrie Lam and the Commissioner of Police. It also recommends the protection of Hong Kong people and the special immigration policy for British nationals (overseas) citizens.

APPG collects evidence in a specific range regardless of party

According to data, the British All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) is composed of members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, regardless of party affiliation, and can collect evidence for a specific range of investigations. After the investigation has concluded, it is often used to provide suggestions to the government. APPG established a Hong Kong team in November last year to pay attention to the human rights situation in Hong Kong. It pointed out that according to the Sino-British Joint Declaration, the United Kingdom has legal, historical and moral responsibilities to ensure that Hong Kong has the rule of law and political freedom. In January this year, it decided to conduct a comprehensive international Investigate and study the violation of human rights and humanitarian standards by the Hong Kong police since the protests last year.

Looking through the information, Lord Alton of Liverpool, a member of the British House of Lords who served as the vice chairman of the Hong Kong Group, once wrote to Anglia Ruskin University in the United Kingdom to report the school’s alumni and Hong Kong’s establishment legislative council member Ho Junyao, After investigation, the university decided to deprive Junyao Ho of honorary doctorate.

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