Regina Ip says rendition requests can be rejectedLocal | 11 Jun 2019 11:58 am
Executive councillor Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee says if a jurisdiction can not keep a promise to protect a suspect's rights, then Hong Kong wil not honour further extradition requests, RTHK reports.
The New People's Party chairwoman was responding to a comment from Civic Party lawmaker Alvin Yeung, who had questioned whether the government could protect the rights of fugitives sent to the mainland.
"There will not be any further renditions between us and that jurisdiction," she said on RTHK's "Hong Kong Today" radio program. "If they are unable to keep your promise, we will not deal with them again."
Following a massive street protest on Sunday against the government's extradition proposals, more than 50 businesses have announced a strike for Wednesday, when lawmakers start debating the contentious bill, which would allow for extraditions to the mainland.