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Hong Kong: Rushed adoption of new security law a ‘regressive step’, says UN rights chief

The accelerated adoption of a national security bill in Hong Kong represents “a regressive step” for human rights there, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Tuesday. 

Top rights experts urge repeal of Hong Kong’s national security law

New York: Independent UN-appointed human rights experts who have urged China to repeal Hong Kong’s 2020 national security law (NSL) after claiming that its use had led to the arrest of children, said on Wednesday that they welcomed pledges to replace it with a more transparent and consultative process.

Hong Kong security law enters into force, imposes penalties up to life imprisonment

Moscow/Sputnik: The Chinese law on national security in Hong Kong entails punishment of three-year to lifetime imprisonment for activities related to separatism, according to freshly-published details of the legislation that has reignited protests in the peninsula and caused a backlash abroad.