Thursday, September 24, 2020
News

US condemns CCP's attempt to prosecute pro-democracy advocates resident outside of China, says Pompeo

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Washington | August 5, 2020 1:41:59 AM IST
US condemns the Chinese Communist Party's attempt to prosecute pro-democracy advocates resident outside of China, Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday (local time) amid concerns over the imposition of controversial national security law in Hong Kong.

"The United States condemns the Chinese Communist Party's attempt to prosecute pro-democracy advocates resident outside of China, including in the United States. We stand on the side of freedom," Pompeo said in a tweet.

In a statement, Pompeo said the Chinese Communist Party cannot tolerate the free thinking of its own people, and increasingly is trying to extend its reach outside China's borders.

"In the latest example, Chinese authorities have reportedly issued arrest warrants for six pro-democracy advocates resident outside of China, including a US citizen. The United States and other free nations will continue to protect our peoples from the long arm of Beijing's authoritarianism," US Secretary of State said.

The draconian law is aimed at crushing dissent in the erstwhile British colony which saw massive pro-democracy protests last year.

The legislation, which came into effect ahead of July 1 punishes what Beijing terms secession, subversion, terrorism and foreign interference with up to life in prison.

This comes days after South China Morning Post reported that six people including activist Nathan Law Kwun-chung and former British consulate employee Simon Cheng Man-kit are being sought by Hong Kong police on suspicion of breaking the new draconian national security law.

US-based Samuel Chu of the Hong Kong Democracy Council (HKDC) and Wayne Chan Ka-kui, previously reported to be in Amsterdam were also listed out as suspects. (ANI)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
 
MORE WORLD NEWS
Ashraf Ghani urges global leaders to mak...
UN chief calls for fighting misinformati...
US President urges citizens to enroll in...
Pakistan wakes up to 4.3 magnitude earth...
India will be able to end TB by 2025: Ha...
4.2 magnitude earthquake jolts Kabul...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Appoint new Lokayukta in three months, B...
Reconstruction of Palarivattom flyover e...
Andhra CM should comment on Nani's remar...
Bharat Biotech inks licensing deal with ...
Andhra Governor, CM express condolences ...
KTR holds meeting to discuss reforms to ...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
US stocks resume sell-off on weaker... 
Inauguration of 43 BRO bridges by D... 
Will enter politics only if people ... 
NIA questions bureaucrat Sivasankar... 
T20 World Cup win was 'complete tea... 
ED attaches assets worth Rs 11.85 c... 
Mindspace Business Parks REIT pledg... 
Ex-DGP Gupteshwar Pandey yet to dec...