The international community is concerned about the human rights situation in Hong Kong. A group of cross-party parliamentarians in the United Kingdom issued the latest investigation report on the Hong Kong anti-Extradition Law movement, stating that humanitarian workers were treated “excessively by the police” during the movement. It is recommended that, the UK government sanction those senior officials who allow police violence, including Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and Commissioner of Police Chris Tang Ping–keung.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group Hong Kong formed by members of the UK House of Commons, and House of Lords has been investigating the actions of the Hong Kong Police Force during the anti-Extradition Law campaign in March 2020. Whether international humanitarian law and principles, and the standards and requirements set by the Sino-British Joint Declaration are in conflict, an 80-page investigation report was released on Tuesday, 4th of August.
The report says that humanitarian aid workers have suffered a series of treatments including intimidation, harassment, threats, physical violence and arrests, which are far below the acceptable standards in international human rights law and principles, and the Sino-British Joint Declaration. Among them, first respondents are the main “victim group“. The team made a number of recommendations, including the Magnitsky Act to impose sanctions against senior officials, such as Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Commissioner of Police Chris Tang Ping–keung, and others who permitted police violence, to prevent those who had supported the Hong Kong National Security Law and encouraged police violence from the special immigration policy of British National (Overseas) Visa.
The “Multi-party Congress Hong Kong Group” also held an online press conference on the report to respond to questions from reporters. The co-chair of the panel, Baroness Natalie Bennett, says that after the implementation of the “Hong Kong National Security Law“, Hong Kong is indeed facing a “hugely difficult and unstable” situation. She also expressed her appreciation The people of Hong Kong are still fighting bravely. She believes that the UK government should lead the establishment of an independent mechanism to investigate what has happened and is happening in Hong Kong. It can coopera