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New Zealand Suspends Extradition Treaty With Hong Kong

By Kyodo News 28 July 2020

SYDNEY—New Zealand on Tuesday suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, saying it can “no longer trust” in the independence of the semiautonomous territory’s criminal justice system following Beijing’s imposition of a national security law.

New Zealand followed Australia, Canada and Hong Kong’s former colonial ruler Britain in suspending extradition arrangements with the Chinese territory in response to the controversial legislation, which came into effect at the end of June.

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