After listening for close to an hour to the founder of the NGO Safeguard Defensores denounce the human rights agreements carried out by the Chinese regime, the president of the Liberal active party defended the review with China.
“Many according to the People’s Republic of China must be reviewed to understand if we are, with a total lack of regulatory non-reciprocity, giving powers to the Chinese state, a dictatorial and persecutory state of its own citizens, which also becomes persecutory to citizens. from third countries”, said João Cotrim Figueiredo.
In a statement to journalists, the leader of the Liberal Initiative considered that the prime minister is of “enormous gravity” and hopes that “the superintendent of the services of the situation does not continue to devalue this situation”, he told journalists.
At the end of the first day of work of the first parliamentary days of the IL, the guest for dinner was Peter Dahlin, founder of the NGO that denounced the existence of “informal” Chinese police stations in Portugal.
The Swedish national activist, who lived in China, was arrested and expelled from the country, revealed that the number of people “disappearing” in China has increased and the number of convictions has also increased, fearing that he applied the concept of extraterritoriality to persecute dissidents. politicians outside their country, having criticized, on several occasions, the extradition agreements that Portugal has with China and Hong Kong.
“Portugal is the only democratic, European and only developed country in the world that still has an extradition agreement with Hong Kong, which leads the British foreign affairs office to say … do not go to Portugal” said Peter Dahlin during his speech at this dinner. Monday of the Liberal Initiative parliamentary days.
Faced with this intervention, João Cotrim Figueiredo, questioned by journalists, revealed that the Liberal Initiative will once again present, in the Assembly of the Republic, a draft resolution to suspend the extradition agreement that Portugal has with Hong Kong.
“We do not accept this claim regarding the interests of Portugal that do not justify putting human rights in the second, third or last plan”, revealed João Cotrim Figueiredo.
The parliamentary days of the Liberal Initiative end this Tuesday, in Coimbra.