Ex-governor Patten says China conducting ‘purge’ of HK politics |
HONG KONG, July 30 — Britain’s last colonial governor of Hong Kong accused Beijing today of carrying out “an outrageous political purge” of pro-democracy parties after a dozen candidates were disqualified for standing in an upcoming election.
“The National Security law is being used to disenfranchise the majority of Hong Kong’s citizens,” Chris Patten said in a statement.
“It is obviously now illegal to believe in democracy… This is the sort of behaviour that you would expect in a police state,” he added. — AFP