Regional News • Asia
2020-07-01T10:30:02+00:00

China passes Hong Kong security law that enables life long imprisonment

China passes Hong Kong security law that enables life long imprisonment
Gathering outside the Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre in solidarity with the demonstrators who were arrested and detained during the demonstrations. in September 2019 Credit: 立場新聞 [Copyrighted free use or Copyrighted free use]

Beijing has passed the new Hong Kong security law shortly before it was published and put into effect on July 1st. The new law faced heavy protests in Hong Kong and cities around the world. According to the text of the legislature, people can get punished with a minimum of 10 years and a maximum of a lifetime in prison for actors of secession, subversion, terrorism or for the collusion with foreign forces. In addition arson or vandalism with a political intent to intimidate the Hong Kong or Chinese government will be counted as terrorism under the new law.

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