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Hong Kong passes new national security law

In follow-up to last month's February report, Hong Kong's government passed the new national security bill (Article 3) on 19 March. The bill came into effect on 23 March. Human Rights Watch stated that "the new law will usher Hong Kong into a new era of broad-based oppression."

Sources: International IDEA, Human Rights Watch , South China Morning Post

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Rights -1 Rights  (-1)
Civil Liberties
Freedom of Expression
Freedom of The Press

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