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Hong Kong leaders apply national security law retroactively, US congressional panel hears

The Hong Kong government has violated a pledge not to apply the city’s national security law to alleged crimes committed before its enactment last summer, pro-democracy advocates and legal experts told a US congressional panel on Wednesday.As China’s central government imposed the sweeping security legislation on Hong Kong last year, the city’s leader, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, vowed to the United Nations that the legislation would have “no retrospective effect”.But witnesses appearing before…


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