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Hong Kong human rights ‘greatly stifled’ under security law, says Amnesty

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The state of human rights and freedoms enjoyed in Hong Kong deteriorated under the ill-defined national security law last year, according to rights group Amnesty International Hong Kong.

“The rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association, among other human rights, were greatly stifled in Hong Kong in 2020,” its annual human rights report released on Wednesday read.

Photo: Tam Ming Keung/HKFP.

The organisation’s report concluded that Hong Kong authorities have restricted Hongkongers’ freedoms under the guise of protecting national security and controlling the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. The two factors were “a destructive combination” for human rights in Hong Kong, the group said in a press statement.

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