Amnesty International, an international human rights group, closed its office in Hong Kong later this year, saying it was "virtually impossible to work freely" under the Hong Kong National Security Law, which cracks down on anti-government movements. I announced that.
Amnesty International said on the 25th that of the two offices in Hong Kong, the office in charge of activities in Hong Kong will be closed at the end of October, and the office in charge of research in the Asia-Pacific region will be closed by the end of the year. Announced.
Amnesty International explains why, "The Hong Kong National Security Act makes it virtually impossible to act freely without fear of retaliation from the government."
He pointed out that the Hong Kong National Security Law "is not clear what kind of activity is considered a crime, and is used as an excuse to limit human rights, freedom of expression, meetings, etc. and suppress dissenting opinions." I am.
Amnesty International has been active in Hong Kong for almost 40 years and has continued to make positive statements, including pursuing excessive police crackdowns in large-scale protests.
In Hong Kong, the pressure of the National Security Law has been unbearable, and the groups that have been engaged in the democratization movement have been dissolved one after another, and international human rights groups have been forced to close.Keywords: