Watch This | Citizens' rights and freedoms better guaranteed under NSL: HK youth tells UN
On the evening of September 21, Tam Chun Kwok, a youth representative from Hong Kong, and Chairman of the Federation of New Territories Youth, delivered a speech by videoconference at the 51st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Tam pointed out that the recent unfounded accusations made by some Western politicians against the Hong Kong Police Force for law enforcement actions taken in accordance with the Hong Kong National Security Law are absurd and ridiculous. In fact, after the implementation of the National Security Law and the improvement of the electoral system, the rights and freedoms of Hong Kong people have been better guaranteed.
Following is the full text of the speech:
The Hong Kong Police Force recently arrested certain members of the Hong Kong Journalists Association for suspected violation of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Not surprisingly, a few US politicians and their western followers reacted angrily, using press freedom as a pretext for unfounded accusations, such as "free press is dying in Hong Kong." That is as preposterous and laughable as all the other lies they have been spreading since the above-mentioned national security law took effect on June 30, 2020.
As a matter of fact, the protection of individual rights in Hong Kong has been better since the enactment of the national security law and the improvement of the electoral system to ensure "patriots administering Hong Kong". As a member of the youth community in Hong Kong I have witnessed unprecedented unity in Hong Kong society and people's determination to pursue a better life. On behalf of Hong Kong youths I hereby declare our commitment to upholding the "one country, two systems" principle and safeguarding national security, so as to ensure lasting prosperity and stability in Hong Kong.