Urgent Action update: Four umbrella movement leaders imprisoned
Four leaders of the 2014 Hong Kong pro-democracy Umbrella Movement protests have been sentenced to 8 to 16 months’ imprisonment, on conviction of “public nuisance” related charges for “obstructing public places and roads” during the protests. They are prisoners of conscience imprisoned solely for peacefully advocating for democracy in Hong Kong. Their imprisonment sets a precedent that government could use vague and ambiguous charges for blanket prosecution and imprisonment of peaceful protesters, exacerbating the chilling effect on freedom of peaceful assembly and expression in Hong Kong.
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The Hon. Carrie Lam
Government of the Hong Kong SAR
Office of the Chief Executive
Tamar, Hong Kong
Fax: +852 2509 0580
Salutation: Dear Chief Executive
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