Hong Kong lawyer recordsdata petition to arrest US lawmakers behind Hong Kong Sanctions Act – JURIST

Hong Kong lawyer Jimmy Siu on Friday filed a writ to Hong Kong’s Excessive Courtroom in a petition for the court docket to order the arrest of 5 US lawmakers that launched the Hong Kong Sanctions Act, in accordance with Hong Kong Free Press on Monday. In his writ, Siu requested that the court docket allow all people to arrest the 5 US lawmakers.

The Hong Kong Sanctions Act was launched by Massachusetts Consultant Jim McGovern, Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan, California Consultant Younger Kim, Utah Consultant John Curtis and Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley on November 2. It was proposed to have interaction the US president to find out whether or not 49 of Hong Kong’s nationwide safety officers ought to be sanctioned for allegedly violating human rights. The listing of 49 Hong Kong officers contains Hong Kong’s Secretary for Justice Paul Lam Ting-kwok and Chief Justice of the Courtroom of Closing Attraction Andrew Cheung Kui-nung.

Sullivan beforehand expressed that, “Hong Kong’s judiciary isn’t the supply of satisfaction and independence it was once … Because the 2019 – 2020 crackdown, the judiciary in Hong Kong has turn into an instrument of the [Chinese Communist Party] to focus on harmless civilians.” In his writ, Siu alleged that the 5 lawmakers had “pervert[ed] the course of justice and had been in contempt of court docket.” Siu additionally steered that the lawmakers had launched the Hong Kong Sanctions Act to strain Hong Kong’s courts.

Beijing’s Standing Committee of the Nationwide Individuals’s Congress beforehand adopted a decision in November 2020 that allows the Hong Kong authorities to bar lawmakers who act in ways in which “endanger nationwide safety.” 4 meeting members had been then disqualified after they had been “accused of working with international powers to intervene within the affairs of Hong Kong.”

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