Published:  12:00 AM, 12 January 2017

Human rights in HK at worst level for 20 years

Human rights in Hong Kong are at their worst since it was handed back to China by Britain 20 years ago, activists said Wednesday, as Beijing stands accused of tightening its hold on the semi-autonomous city. A new report by Amnesty International Hong Kong looking back at 2016 said rights in the city had rapidly deteriorated and had failed on many fronts. 

The report cited the lack of investigation of the mysterious disappearances of five booksellers who peddled materials critical of Beijing's elites, a saga it said had raised alarm over whether the physical safety of Hong Kong people is sufficiently guaranteed. - AFP, Hong Kong

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