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The Hong Kong government has recently pushed for an amendment to the Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Ordinances under the facade of closing non-existent loopholes and the tragic murder in Taiwan. Under the proposed amendment, once prima facie evidence has been established and the Chief Executive has agreed, anyone might be extradited to and tried in China. In view of the profound inadequacies of the Chinese judicial system which fails to warrant human rights protection and the common tactic employed by the Chinese regime of persecuting political dissidents through prosecution of non-political offences, the amendment once passed would serve as a means of political suppression, severely undermining the fundamental rights of Hong Kong citizens.
The Hong Kong University Students’ Union is convening a petition and encouraging all HKU alumni to join the petition.
Deadline: 23:59, 8 June 2019
(All personal data collected are for purposes of this petition only)