Translated by: MOS Education Team – Marco Polo
On September 23, Bill Browder, a British businessman, and human rights advocate, stated that he and other activists had received warnings from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) of the United Kingdom, asking them to avoid traveling to countries that have signed extradition treaties with Communist China, otherwise they will be detained and transferred to the CCP Regime.
The official website of FCDO has listed relevant travel warnings, reminding British citizens that the maximum penalty of the Hong Kong National Security Law is life imprisonment, and it applies to activities that carried out inside and outside of Hong Kong. In fact, this may also include the activities taking place in the United Kingdom.
Bill Browder criticized Communist China’s suppression of the Anti-Extradition Law Amendment Bill Movement in Hong Kong and advocated imposing Magnitsky Act sanctions on Communist China and Communist Hong Kong officials.
The CCP Regime suppressed Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movements in the name of the so-called “Hong Kong National Security Law” and arrested dissidents. It also claimed that the Hong Kong National Security Law has universal jurisdiction.
As of August 2019, Communist China has signed extradition agreements with approximately 60 countries including France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, South Korea, and Iran. Hong Kong has gained approvals from democratic countries for its well-established legal environment influenced by British governance, and more of them have signed extradition agreements with Hong Kong.
After the promulgation of the Hong Kong National Security Law in June last year, democratic countries such as the United States, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, and France have successively terminated their extradition agreements with Hong Kong.
The United Kingdom issued a relevant warning, which expressed that the CCP Regime’s atrocities in Hong Kong have always been given a lot of attention and the situations are becoming increasingly alert. The democratic and legal environment in Hong Kong has been completely obliterated by Communist China.
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