2021-10-14: [Article Link]. Recently, experts from the relevant special mechanisms of the United Nations Human Rights Council have openly opened the eyes of Zou Xingtong, the former "vice chairman" of the Anti-China Federation of Hong Kong organizations arrested on suspicion of violating Hong Kong's national security law, maliciously slandered Hong Kong's national security law, interfered in China's internal affairs, and tried to provoke trouble. On the 13th, the spokesperson of the Permanent Mission of China to the United Nations in Geneva and the Department of Justice of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region both spoke on this and refuted the relevant remarks. Liu Yuyin, a spokesman for the Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, said that these so-called experts have always acted as accomplices to the "color revolution" of Western countries, fanning the flames around the world on the pretext of protecting human rights, lest the world will not be chaotic. The SAR government stated that the enactment of the Hong Kong National Security Law is a legal exercise of national sovereignty and is in line with international practices to safeguard national security. According to the website of the Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva on the 13th, Liu Yuyin, a spokesperson for the Permanent Mission of China to the United Nations in Geneva, said that Hong Kong is a society ruled by law. Everyone is equal before the law and no one can be above the law. Since the implementation of the Hong Kong National Security Law, Hong Kong has achieved a positive transformation from chaos to governance, governance and prosperity. The people of Hong Kong live and work in peace and contentment, and their legal rights and freedoms are fully protected in a safe environment, only anti-China and Hong Kong elements can no longer have the "freedom" to collude with foreign forces and endanger national security ". The experts of the relevant special mechanism, who interfered in Hong Kong's affairs and China's internal affairs under the banner of human rights, served the political objectives of Western countries and seriously violated the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, serious violations of the Code of Conduct for Special Mechanisms. If these experts really care about human rights in Hong Kong, why do they remain silent when the violence is rampant in Hong Kong and people's lives, property and basic human rights are seriously threatened and damaged? When Hong Kong was restored to prosperity and stability and formed a good situation of political and human relations, why did it jump out to be the anti-China and Hong Kong elements and try to stir up trouble? These so-called experts have always acted as accomplices to the "color revolution" of Western countries, fanning the flames of protecting human rights around the world, lest the world will not be chaotic. Hong Kong is China's Hong Kong. Hong Kong affairs are purely China's internal affairs. How to formulate and implement national security laws and maintain national security can only be determined by China itself, and the outside world has no right to interfere. No one cares more about the human rights of the people of Hong Kong than China. Instead of talking about so-called international standards, the experts of the relevant special mechanisms should perform their duties impartially and objectively, correctly understand international human rights law, earnestly respect the sovereignty of Member States and respect their national conditions and their own choice of development paths, engaging in the shameless business of serving the interests of Western countries, otherwise it will be opposed and rejected by the international community. According to the News of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government News Network on the 13th, the Department of Justice of the Special Administrative Region responded to the statement issued by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Hong Kong National Security Law on the 13th, stating that the Hong Kong National Security Law clearly stated that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region should protect residents in accordance with the Basic Law. Rights and freedoms under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. However, the rights and freedoms concerned are not absolute, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights provides that, where necessary, national security, public security, in the case of public order or the rights and freedoms of others, some rights and freedoms are restricted in accordance with the law. The Department of Justice of the Special Administrative Region stated that the prosecutors of the relevant departments must handle crimes that endanger national security in accordance with the Hong Kong National Security Law and local laws. All prosecution decisions are based on admissible evidence and applicable law, and the case will not be handled differently depending on the political philosophy or background of the person involved, and the Department of Justice of the SAR has sufficient evidence to be admissible in court, prosecution will only be filed if the case has a reasonable opportunity to achieve a conviction and is in the public interest. The Department of Justice of the SAR has always performed its constitutional duties in a professional and impartial manner. Article 63 of the Basic Law clearly states that the Department of Justice of the Special Administrative Region is in charge of criminal prosecution and is free from any interference. The Department of Justice of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region stated that when judges handle cases involving the "Hong Kong National Security Law", like other cases, they perform judicial duties independently and impartially without any interference. The judgment issued by the Court of Final Appeal on 9 February has set principles on how to deal with bail applications for persons accused of crimes against national security under the Hong Kong National Security Act. The Basic Law, the Hong Kong National Security Law and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights guarantee the right of defendants to a fair trial. In fact, in the first case of an offence under the Hong Kong National Security Act heard by the Court of First Instance of the High Court, the defendant agreed, even without a jury, the accused still enjoys a fair hearing before a three-judge trial chamber. The Department of Justice of the SAR said that based on the legal principle of avoiding pending cases, no one should comment on cases where judicial proceedings are still under way. According to previous news from the Hong Kong police, on September 8, the former "vice chairman" of the anti-China Hong Kong organization "branch" and several other members of the organization were arrested. The organization announced its dissolution on 25 September. Before the dissolution of the organization, Zou Xing Tong, who was in custody, still encouraged members to oppose the dissolution bill through social media. On October 12th, according to the website of the United Nations Human Rights Council, the expert on the relevant special mechanisms of the United Nations Human Rights Council (Fionnuala níaoláin), clément, Virginia lei suo rabici start Mercury (Clément Nyaletsossi voule), Irene Freudenschuss-within Khan Irene Khan, Mary Lawler (Mary Lawlor)4 issued a joint statement, it is openly open to these anti-China and Hong Kong elements, trying to stir up trouble. Experts on the special mechanism said that they were "concerned" about Zou Xing Tong's arrest and that China should "restrain" the use of the "National Security Law."
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