Guangdong Provincial Police hand over three suspects in a goldsmiths robbery case to Hong Kong Police at the Huanggang port. Photo: Edward Wong

Hong Kong extradition bill: government looks at allowing prison terms to be served in city

  • Secretary for Security John Lee said a number of concessions could be granted to make controversial proposal more palatable
  • Government may also consider a demand from the business community to raise threshold for extradition to crimes punishable by seven years in prison
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Guangdong Provincial Police hand over three suspects in a goldsmiths robbery case to Hong Kong Police at the Huanggang port. Photo: Edward Wong
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Opponents of the bill worry about unfair trials and a lack of human rights protections in mainland China. Photo: AFP

Thousands sign petitions against extradition bill at 90 Hong Kong schools – including city leader Carrie Lam’s alma mater St Francis Canossian College

  • More than three-quarters of the Executive Council and most pro-government lawmakers went to schools which now have petitions against controversial plan
  • Citywide campaign backed by more than 23,000 has mushroomed days ahead of a massive rally planned by the pro-democracy bloc
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Opponents of the bill worry about unfair trials and a lack of human rights protections in mainland China. Photo: AFP
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