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Closing of extradition loophole strengthens rule of law in HK

China Daily | Updated: 2019-06-10 07:49

As of Sunday, more than 700,000 people in Hong Kong had signed their name to support the move by the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to amend the current extradition law.

That figure should come as no surprise as the amendments, long overdue, are meant to plug legal loopholes and prevent Hong Kong from becoming a safe haven for criminals, and hence it should receive the support of the local community.

However, some people took to the streets on the same day to protest against the proposed amendments to the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance. Some of them were apparently misled about the intentions of the changes while others were simply maneuvering to promote a political agenda.

Closing of extradition loophole strengthens rule of law in HK

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