Urgent Action update: Nine umbrella movement leaders convicted
Nine leaders of the 2014 Hong Kong pro-democracy protests have each been found guilty of vague and ambiguous “public nuisance” related charges. They were convicted solely on the basis of their peaceful participation in the Umbrella Movement protests. They indicated that they will appeal, to prevent the government from referring to the conviction to prosecute other activists or further deter peaceful protests advocating dissenting views. The conviction of these nine prominent figures of the Umbrella Movement is likely to have a chilling effect on freedom of peaceful assembly and expression in Hong Kong.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 21 MAY 2019
Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Chinese to:
Secretary for Justice
The Hon. Teresa Cheng
Government of the Hong Kong SAR
5th Floor, Main Wing, Justice Place
18 Lower Albert Road, Central
Fax: +852 39184119
Salutation: Dear Secretary Cheng
Also send copies to 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 before sending appeals after the above date.