SCMP: Hong Kong’s Article 23 law: legal experts argue axing national security prisoners’ early release does not violate human rights

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Former Basic Law Committee vice-chair Maria Tam also says new rules under domestic national security legislation ‘are not punitive measures’

Public has very slim chance of breaching law, fellow mini-constitution expert Albert Chen adds

Experts on Hong Kong’s mini-constitution have mounted a defence of the new domestic national security legislation, with a legal heavyweight saying the scrapping of early release for certain prisoners is not a punishment nor a human rights violation.

Maria Tam Wai-chu, former vice-chairwoman of the Basic Law Committee, which advises the central government, expressed her support for the legislation’s axing of remission for those jailed on national security offences.

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