EXPLAINER WHY HONG KONGS EXTRADITION LAW CHANGES ARE FUELING FEARS

WHY HONG KONG'S EXTRADITION LAW CHANGES ARE FUELING FEARS

CHINESE OFFICIALS HAVE ALSO NOW PUBLICLY SUPPORTED THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT IN THE FACE OF DIPLOMATIC PRESSURE, SAYING IT HAS BECOME A SOVEREIGN ISSUE.

Authorities have repeatedly stressed that judges will serve as "gatekeepers" or guardians for extradition requests.
The bill removes Legislative Council oversight of extradition arrangements, however.
Hong Kong's leader would start and finally approve an extradition following a request from a foreign jurisdiction but only after court hearings, including any possible appeals.

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday in a bid to block changes to the Chinese-ruled city’s extradition laws, which could pave the way for fugitives...

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