30th May 2023 – (Hong Kong) The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government has expressed disapproval and outrage at Amnesty International for its fabricated remarks regarding a Uyghur student who allegedly went missing after arriving in Hong Kong. The organisation has corrected the remarks on its website, confirming that the person did not go to Hong Kong. However, the HKSAR Government criticised Amnesty International for not apologising for its unfounded and malicious remarks that smeared the government.
The HKSAR Government stated that Amnesty International not only refused to admit its mistakes but also claimed that it would continue to monitor the human rights situation in Hong Kong and mainland China. The organization’s attempt to cover up its mistakes and excuse itself for making false and malicious remarks that slandered Hong Kong and mainland China is unacceptable.
The HKSAR Government hopes that Amnesty International can take responsibility and make a sincere apology for its actions. The government condemns any organization or individual who fabricates or spreads false information to smear the reputation of the government or the city.
The government has repeatedly emphasised the importance of upholding the rule of law, protecting human rights, and maintaining social order. The government is committed to safeguarding the rights and freedoms of the people of Hong Kong, as enshrined in the Basic Law and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.