US senators bill for Magnitsky sanctions on Hong Kong & Chinese officials

3 US senators have introduced the Hong Kong Be Water Act which calls for sanctions on officials, those operating on behalf/in cooperation with officials, and Chinese nationals and state-owned enterprises under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act (E.O. 13818) to “combat the Hong Kong and Chinese governments’ suppression of Hongkongers’ freedoms of speech, association, assembly, procession, and demonstration”. The …

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About Michael O'Kane

Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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