Protesters demonstrate against a proposed extradition bill in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters

Hong Kong extradition bill should be dropped because of ‘serious risk of human rights violations’ in mainland China, say foreign lawyers

  • British lawyer leads profession’s overseas calls for city to shelve fugitive proposals as he accuses officials of wrongly citing UK system to justify changes
  • Another top legal mind counters, saying concerns are exaggerated and mainland China’s is much improved
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Protesters demonstrate against a proposed extradition bill in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
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Lawyers in a silent march against the extradition bill, starting from the Court of Final Appeal. Photo: Sam Tsang

‘Record 3,000’ Hong Kong lawyers in silent march against controversial extradition bill

  • Sector speaks out for the first time against a government proposal not directly involving judicial proceedings or a Beijing interpretation
  • Four Nordic chambers of commerce join chorus of opposition against law amendment
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Lawyers in a silent march against the extradition bill, starting from the Court of Final Appeal. Photo: Sam Tsang
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