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Extradition law puts everyone at risk: Au Nok-hin

2019-04-14 HKT 09:46
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  • Au said he hopes the business community will finally understand the pro-democracy movement. File photo: RTHK
    Au said he hopes the business community will finally understand the pro-democracy movement. File photo: RTHK
Au Nok-hin
Pro-democracy lawmaker Au Nok-hin has warned that no-one will be safe from what he called "totalitarian justice" on the mainland if the government's proposed amendments to extradition laws are passed.

Speaking on RTHK's Letter to Hong Kong, Au pointed to what he called the retaliatory arrests of three Canadian citizens in China after Huawei's chief financial officer was arrested in Canada.

He says local activists could be the first targets: "The first to bear the brunt will be the dissidents of China's powers in Taiwan and Hong Kong.

"The Chinese government has long been notorious for the accumulation of economic crimes against domestic activists. Under the new law, anyone may become the next Lam Wing-kee, the next Gui Minhai, the next Lee Ming-cheh. The next victim of totalitarian justice."

Au said commercial sectors are worried about the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance: "For many years, commercial sectors did not concern about human and political rights in our city. They even accused that democratic movements like Occupy Central is a destruction of the economy. There is no difference when facing authoritarian hegemony this time."

He said he hopes this is the time for them to consider why many Hong Kong residents have made sacrifices for their city and to think about what they can do now.