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Amnesty gives up in Hong Kong

The human rights organization Amnesty International is withdrawing from Hong Kong. In a press release on Monday, it announced that it would close its two offices in the Chinese Special Administrative Region by the end of the year. The reason was the controversial Hong Kong Security Law, said Anjhula Mya Singh Bais, Amnesty’s chief executive. The law, introduced in June 2020, has “made it effectively impossible for human rights organizations in Hong Kong to work freely and without fear of serious reprisals from the government,” Bais said, according to the press release.

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