Demo against extradition law changes

Local | 15 Mar 2019 12:13 pm

Five protesters, including members of pro-democracy group Demosisto, blocked the entrance to the East Wing of the government's headquarters in Tamar today, to demonstrate against planned changes to extradition legislation, RTHK reports.

Security guards looked on as the five young women sat on the floor next to the main doors.

The protesters accused the authorities of turning a deaf ear to opposition to the planned law changes, with concerns raised that people surrendered to the mainland would not be able to receive a fair trial.

The government says a recent murder case in Taiwan exposed the need for two of the SAR's ordinances to be amended, because the prime suspect returned to Hong Kong and cannot currently be sent back to the island to face justice.

The five demonstrators said instead of changing the law to allow extraditions on a case-by-case basis to any jurisdiction in the world, the administration should simply come up with a one-off arrangement with Taiwan over the murder.

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