Urgent Action: Nine umbrella movement leaders to stand trial
Nine leaders of the 2014 Hong Kong pro-democracy protests are being charged with three vague and ambiguous offences, each facing a maximum penalty of seven years’ imprisonment. The continued prosecution of prominent figures of the Umbrella Movement is having a chilling effect on freedom of peaceful assembly and expression.
Please write immediately in English, Chinese or your own language urging the Hong Kong government to:
- Drop the charges against the nine leaders of Occupy Central and Umbrella Movement based on their peaceful exercise of the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly;
- Stop politically motivated prosecutions against peaceful protesters that are aimed at deterring participation in peaceful assembly and silencing critical voices;
- Bring the Public Order Ordinance into line with international human rights law and standards to respect and protect the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 19 DECEMBER 2018 TO:
Secretary for Justice
Department of Justice
Secretary for Justice’s Office
5th floor, Main Wing, Justice Place,
18 Lower Albert Road, Central,
Fax: +852 39184119
Salutation: Dear Secretary
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Office of the Chief Executive
Fax: +852 25090580
Salutation: Dear Chief Executive
And copies to:
Legislative Council Complex
1 Legislative Council Road, Central
Fax: +852 2537 1851
Also send copies to you Hong Kong and/or Chinese diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.
HIS EXCELLENCY MR LIU XIAOMING, Embassy of the People's Republic of China, 49-51 Portland Place W1B 1JL, 020 7299 4049, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date.