US says detentions in HK show national security law is being used to stifle dissent

03-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM Print This Post

The US State Department said on Monday that recent detentions of pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong show how the national security law imposed by Beijing is being used to stifle dissent.

State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters that the United States calls on Hong Kong authorities to release those still held and drop charges against them, adding that Washington continues to call on Beijing to stop undermining Hong Kong’s autonomy.


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