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US expresses serious concern over continued erosion of human rights & fundamental freedoms in Hong Kong

Updated: October 23, 2021 2:18 pm

US has expressed serious concern over what it described as the continued erosion of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Hong Kong. A statement by the US State Department noted the increase in politically-motivated prosecutions, through the National Security Law. It called upon Beijing and Hong Kong authorities to release those unjustly detained and cease their crackdown on peaceful civil society organizations. It urged Beijing to abide by its treaty obligations in the Sino-British Joint Declaration.

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