“OThe agreements Portugal signed with the People’s Republic of China must be reviewed to see if, with a total lack of diplomatic regulations, we are 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.
The leader of the Liberal Initiative spoke to journalists in Coimbra, at a dinner as part of the party’s parliamentary days, which surrounded an intervention by the director of the non-governmental organization (NGO) Safeguard Defenders, Peter Dhalin, who denounced in a report the existence of police stations in Portugal. Chinese police reports.
In addition to this proposal, Cotrim Figueiredo also defended that, after hearing Peter Dahlin speak, the “most proposed consequence” will be for the Liberal Initiative to ask again for the immediate suspension of the extradition agreement that Portugal has with Hong Kong.
“We accept this claim concerning the region that does not justify putting human rights in the second, third or last plan”, he stressed, stressing that this position is above “‘real politik’ interests”.
In the dinner intervention, Peter Dahlin said that there are “three main trends in China” in the last five years, accelerated during the second term of Chinese President Xi Jinping,
The concept of protection of defenders spoke of the Chinese government increasing the number of people “disappear”, increasing the concept of extraterritoriality (exemption from or local law) to persecute political dissidents outside their country, having criticized the extradition agreements that Portugal maintains with China and Hong Kong.
On extraditions, the activist said that he has read and seen Portuguese sentences and appeals regarding extraditions to China and that he felt “almost ashamed of being European”.
“They’re a joke,” I summarize.
Peter Dahlin also accused China of putting in place a kidnapping system to capture non-foreign Chinese dissidents.
During his speech, the Swedish national who is still surrounded by a decade to enter China criticized investments made in the country, as well as a situation to prepare for a situation in which China will enter into an economic “black hole”” , as it somehow happens with the isolation of Russia.
The director of the NGO believes that when there is an invasion of Taiwan, it will happen and China “will disappear”, requiring countries drawn up in a plan for such a situation.
The parliamentary days of the Liberal Initiative will take place between today and Tuesday, in Coimbra.
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