11/07/2018

Urgent Action: Nine Umbrella Movement Leaders to Stand Trial (Hong Kong: UA 191.18)


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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.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • 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.

Contact these two officials by 19 December 2018:

Secretary for Justice
Teresa Cheng
Department of Justice

Secretary for Justice’s Office
5th floor, Main Wing, Justice Place,   
18 Lower Albert Road, Central,
Hong Kong
Fax: +852 39184119
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Secretary

Ambassador Cui Tiankai
Embassy of the People’s Republic of China
3505 International Place NW, Washington DC 20008

Phone: 202 495 2266 | Fax: 202 495 2138
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 191.18.
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