As mentioned by this blog here and here, the Chinese security law makes “crimes” of subversion, terrorism, and co-operation with foreigners punishable by a minimum sentence of three years. The law is “designed” so broadly and vaguely to serve the communist regime to use it to quash freedoms of speech and assembly, political dissent and an independent judiciary. Features of Hong Kong that were taken for granted allowed in Hong Kong for decades, unlike in mainland China.
On the very first day the law entered into force, the police had arrested more than 300 people , nine of which were arrested specifically for violating the new security law. Oce Hong Kong is brought to its knees, the Communist regime will go for Taiwan where citizens still enjoy their freedom and can exercise their civil rights without fear of being arrested.
As I wrote in yesterday’s post, the new Russian “constitution” is a violation of the principles of Rule of Law. Only ashes remain. As we could see, Russia is now ranked as 94/128 countries with respect to Rule of Law. This deterioration of Rule of Law since Putin came to power have dire consequences for Russians.
Their rights to fair trials are gone. It is meaningless or even dangerous to appeal decisions made by the Russian authorities. And should the courts uphold the appeals or in other ways decide in favour of Russian individuals, there is always the possibility that Kremlin ignores that decision.
Spoiler: It is done. Or rather it is no more, just like the Norwegian Blue. The first presidential election that Putin won, was deemed as democratic by the OSSE, although with some remarks. Since then, every election, parliamentary or presidential have marred with election fraud, biased media coverage, and barriers preventing political competition.
And then he began his carnage on democracy. He killed the free press, murdered journalists and political opponents, abolished the judiciary’s independence, hunted civil rights activists, manipulated the elections, and fed the Russian population with lies through the media.
The new “constitution” not only makes Russia a full-blown dictatorship. It also written to justify territorial claims on countries that were part of the Soviet Union.
Spoiler: Lenin knew a lot about murder, terror, and concentration camps. He knew nothing about economics. According to his ramblings about “imperialism”, USA is not imperialistic but China and Russia are. But the leftists who are too lazy and thick to think for themselves still use the meningless concept of imperialism. Should they think, they would find that China and Russia are “imperialistic”.
Amid all the tearing down of statues by BLM activists, some morons in Gelsenkirchen actually erected a statue by the mass murderer Lenin. Lenin was not a revolutionary leader; he was a coup maker who was financed by the Germans to overthrow the interim Russian government and make peace with Germany so they could concentrate on the Western Front.