After we helped to quash the Extradition Bill last year, the Chinese authorities are back with a new repressive law.

It will allow Chinese government agencies to operate in Hong Kong, where they’ll be able to harass, intimidate and detain anyone who speaks out against the government.

Take action now and stop the national security law.

Stop the crackdown on freedoms in Hong Kong

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In 2019, pressure from the millions who took to the streets of Hong Kong and the actions taken by thousands of people around the world forced the Hong Kong government to drop the controversial Extradition Bill.

Now, the Chinese government is proposing a new National Security law that puts human rights in Hong Kong in huge danger.

What will change if the Security Law is passed?

China routinely targets anyone who speaks out against it – including human rights defenders and activists – by saying that it’s in the interest of ‘national security’.

That often means that people who are peacefully calling for change or simply disagreeing with the government’s approach are targeted, secretly detained and put on trial without access to a lawyer – and many are at risk of torture.

Excessive force to silence demonstrators

Since major protests began last year, police have used tear gas and batons against largely peaceful protesters – and many have been arrested on vague charges.

Now the people of Hong Kong are forced to take to the streets again to protect their rights.

Stop the National Security Law

We are calling for the Chinese authorities to stop their plans to impose the national security law on the people of Hong Kong.

Until the authorities can make sure that any legal changes would meet human rights law and standards, this will remain our call.

Together people power stopped the Hong Kong extradition bill. Now, people power is needed again to stop the new security law.

Help protect rights in Hong Kong. Sign the petition urging Li Zhanshu, the chairperson of the Standing Committee of National People’s Congress of China, to protect human rights in Hong Kong.

 

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