【Japan Himalaya League】 Author: Youlanzide Translator: SPS
On January 20, the European Parliament passed a resolution on the violation of fundamental freedoms in Hong Kong, strongly condemning the deterioration of human rights and freedom of speech in Hong Kong, calling for sanctions on relevant officials and urging the European Union to boycott the upcoming Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.
According to the “Central News Agency” report, the European Parliament announced the voting results of the resolution on the violation of Hong Kong’s fundamental freedoms, which was passed with 585 votes in favor, 46 against and 41 abstentions.
According to reports, the parliament strongly condemned the deterioration of human rights in Hong Kong, including restrictions on freedom of assembly and the press, and called on the Hong Kong government to release all political prisoners and drop charges against all peaceful protesters arrested in recent years. In addition, as the CCP government is trying to legitimize its authoritarian system at home and abroad, the parliament also urged the CCP authorities to repeal the National Security Law.
In addition, MEPs urged the European Union to impose sanctions on officials cracking down on human rights in Hong Kong and called for a diplomatic and political boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Earlier, Denmark and the Netherlands, two EU member states, announced on the 14th that they would not send government delegations to the Beijing Winter Olympics because of the CCP China’s human rights issues.
Edited & Posted by: Ranting