A group of 86 NGOs and civil society organisations, including several overseas groups, issued a letter last week urging Beijing to abandon plans to promulgate a national security law for Hong Kong, as fears build they may not be able to operate as normal moving forward. Photo: EPA-EFE A group of 86 NGOs and civil society organisations, including several overseas groups, issued a letter last week urging Beijing to abandon plans to promulgate a national security law for Hong Kong, as fears build they may not be able to operate as normal moving forward. Photo: EPA-EFE
A group of 86 NGOs and civil society organisations, including several overseas groups, issued a letter last week urging Beijing to abandon plans to promulgate a national security law for Hong Kong, as fears build they may not be able to operate as normal moving forward. Photo: EPA-EFE

National security law: human rights NGOs dreading impact of legislation in Hong Kong slammed for fearmongering

  • Foreign groups worry they will be scrutinised, targeted over activities, operations, funding
  • NGOs’ fears unjustified when details of new law are not yet known, say pro-establishment lawmakers

Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
A group of 86 NGOs and civil society organisations, including several overseas groups, issued a letter last week urging Beijing to abandon plans to promulgate a national security law for Hong Kong, as fears build they may not be able to operate as normal moving forward. Photo: EPA-EFE A group of 86 NGOs and civil society organisations, including several overseas groups, issued a letter last week urging Beijing to abandon plans to promulgate a national security law for Hong Kong, as fears build they may not be able to operate as normal moving forward. Photo: EPA-EFE
A group of 86 NGOs and civil society organisations, including several overseas groups, issued a letter last week urging Beijing to abandon plans to promulgate a national security law for Hong Kong, as fears build they may not be able to operate as normal moving forward. Photo: EPA-EFE
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