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UK suspends Hong Kong extradition treaty over China security law

London joins US, Canada and Australia in move expected to draw Beijing rebuke

Anti-government protesters gather at the British Consulate in Hong Kong in September 2019.   © Reuters

LONDON -- Out of fears that anyone extradited to Hong Kong could be sent on to mainland China, the U.K. said it would suspend an extradition treaty with its former colony.

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