China’s U-turn on Hong Kong extradition Bill expected to have a price

“They want to get this over with before the summit actually begins,” said Jason Y Ng, convener of the Hong Kong-based Progressive Lawyers Group. However, he said, the extradition Bill saga would not have gone down well on mainland China, and Beijing would likely take action in response.

【引渡惡法】梁君彥拒批緊急質詢 指醫管局涉洩示威者私隱無急切性

明日立法會大會復會,多名民主派議員分別要求反對《逃犯修例》修訂的相關事件提出急切質詢。立法會秘書處今日回覆一眾議員,主席梁君彥分別批出林卓廷和區諾軒就警方濫權提出的急切質詢申請,保安局局長李家超料明早會出席會議接受提問;至於其他申請,如醫管局電腦系統外洩病人資料就因事件不屬「性質急切」而被拒。有律師表示醫管局現時的電腦系統不理想,或違私隱法。

Hong Kong leader offers ‘sincere apology’ to people

She said that people have called on the Lam government to drop the amendments to the Hong Kong extradition ordinance, not to press charges against protesters, to withdraw her description of protests as riots, to investigate use of excessive force by Hong Kong police and that Lam herself steps down.

專業團體就政府漠視民意聯署聲明

22個專業團體聯署包括法政匯思,譴責政府漠視反送中的強大民意,要求政府及警方為近日衝突負起最大責任。聯署聲明強烈要求政府正式撤回草案、公開收回定性「612事件」為「暴動」,及特首林鄭月娥問責下台等。

【逃犯條例】法政匯思炮轟港府無良虛偽 促林鄭、鄭若驊下台

法律界專業團體法政匯思今(17日)就政府暫緩修訂逃犯條例發聲明,形容特首林鄭月娥在日前的記者會上「令人意外地突然改變態度,宣布暫緩草案」,炮轟港府若一早採納意見並撤回草案,所有傷害、甚至示威者的離世均可避免。團體向港府提出5大要求,包括立即撤回草案,及推動《逃犯條例》修訂的四名官員林鄭月娥、保安局局長李家超、律政司司長鄭若驊及警務處處長盧偉聰即時離任。