Mon, 10 Aug 2020

In light of a controversial security law, Germany's Green Party has called on the government to end an extradition agreement with Hong Kong. There is "good reason" Germany has no such deal with China, a lawmaker said.

A member of Germany's Green Party on Monday called on the country's government to suspend an extradition agreement with Hong Kong in response to a new controversial security law requiring the territory to bow to the Chinese legal system.

Germany must stop "extraditing people to Hong Kong," Green member of the European Parliamentarian (MEP) Reinhard Bütikofer said in an interview with Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland.

Germany had signed an extradition bill with Hong Kong - and not with China - "for good reason," Bütikofer said. "Because we do not trust the Chinese legal system."

"We cannot, in all seriousness, hand people over to such an unjust system," the Green politician warned.

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