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Hong Kong security law

Amnesty International to shut Asia headquarters in Hong Kong

Group cites 'difficult' environment under national security law

Amnesty International's critical reports on Hong Kong rights issues have been denounced by officials in the past.    © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Human rights advocacy group Amnesty International plans to close its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong by the end of the year due to constraints on its operations from the national security law imposed on the city last year by Beijing.

Research, advocacy and campaigning work will move to other offices in the region, a step that will affect about 30 staff members. Local fundraising and human rights education work is to come to an end by Sunday.

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