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2020年10月22日 星期四

【聯合聲明】Global Call for Release of 12 Hong Kong Activists and Action from World Governments 呼籲全球政府展開行動釋放12名香港抗爭者

Global Call for Release of 12 Hong Kong Activists and Action 
from World Governments
‘Hong Kong 12’ detained for over 60 days after allegedly attempting to escape Hong Kong

We, the undersigned condemn the arrest and detention of the 12 Hongkonger activists who are currently being held in incommunicado detention in mainland China, including three who were under 18 years old at the time of their arrest.

The 12 activists were intercepted by China’s Coast Guard on 23 August 2020 while attempting to escape Hong Kong. Concern has been growing for the detainees, aged 16 to 30, who have now been held for more than 50 days with no communication with their families or access to lawyers of their choice.

The group of 12 were detained with the charge of “illegal border crossing,” a criminal offence that carries a sentence of up to two years in prison. After a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson labeled the detainees as “separatists” there are fears that the extreme charge of “endangering national security” could also be given. This could result in a life sentence or even the death penalty in “egregious cases.” 

Families of the 12 held an emotional press-conference in Hong Kong calling on Carrie Lam, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, to intervene in the case and to press for the detainees’ safe return to Hong Kong, as well as ensure their access to family appointed lawyers. At least four Chinese human rights lawyers, appointed by the families, have attempted to visit the detainees but were turned away. One was told his client already had lawyers, raising concerns that the lawyers were appointed by the government and therefore unable to provide an effective defense not biased towards the state-run police.

The arrest of this group of 12 activists and their forcible removal to mainland China and their incommunicado detention further signals the alarming and rapid decline in human rights for those living in Hong Kong. Yet even so, Hongkongers continue to mount a remarkable challenge to Beijing. They are still working to resist the pervasive restrictions on their fundamental rights and freedoms, including a refusal to accept a sham version of democracy with leaders pre-approved by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).  

We call on the Chinese authorities to immediately release the 12 Hong Kongers who have been detained as a direct result of their human rights activism.

We call on world governments to take urgent action to press Chinese authorities, in the strongest possible terms, to release the Hong Kong 12. Governments must continue public pressure and demands along with concrete actions to support the peaceful exercise of rights by Hong Kong people. 

We express our solidarity with the Hong Kong movement for democracy and rights, and we salute the people of Hong Kong for refusing to remain silent as Beijing reneges on its promise of universal suffrage and democratic reforms.

Names of the Hong Kong 12(12港人名單):

Hoang Lam Phuc | 黃臨福 | 16

Cheng Tsz Ho | 鄭子豪 | 17 

Liu Tsz Man | 廖子文 | 17, now 18

Kok Tse Lun | 郭子麟 | 18 

Cheung Ming Yu | 張銘裕 | 20 

Yim Man Him | 嚴文謙 | 21 

Cheung Chun Fu | 張俊富 | 22 

Li Tsz Yin  | 李子賢 | 29

Li Yu Hin (Andy Li) | 李宇軒 | 

Wong Wai Yin | 黃偉然 | 29 

Tang Kai Yin | 鄧棨然 | 30

Quinn Moon | 喬映瑜 | 33 

  1. Aref International Onlus

  2. Amigos de Tíbet Colombia

  3. Asociación Cultural Tibetano Costarricense

  4. Asian Solidarity Council for Freedom and Democracy


  6. Australia Tibet Council

  7. Australian Uyghur Tangritagh Women's Association

  8. Boston Uyghur Association

  9. Casa Tíbet México

  10. Campaign for Uyhgurs

  11. Chinese Human Rights Defenders

  12. Citizen Power Initiatives for China

  13. Canada Tibet Committee

  14. China Against the Death Penalty

  15. China Democracy Party 

  16. Daily Hongkong

  17. Defend Democracy

  18. Étudiants pour un Tibet Libre

  19. Frankfurt Stands With Hong Kong

  20. Free Indo-Pacific Alliance

  21. Free Tibet

  22. Hong Kongers in San Francisco Bay Area

  23. Hong Kong Committee in Norway

  24. Hong Kong Forum, Los Angeles

  25. Hong Kong Political Affairs and Social Services (HKPASS) at UC Davis

  26. Human Rights Network for Tibet and Taiwan

  27. Humanitarian China

  28. Human Rights in China

  29. International Campaign for Tibet

  30. International Service for Human Rights

  31. International Society for Human Rights - Sweden

  32. International Tibet Network Secretariat

  33. Gesellschaft für Menschenrechte (IGFM)

  34. Japan Uyghur Union/ 日本ウイグル連盟

  35. Keep Taiwan Free

  36. La Federacion of Cantonia

  37. Lamp of Liberty

  38. Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada

  39. Les Amis du Tibet, Luxembourg

  40. Libertyusa

  41. LUNGTA - Actief voor Tibet

  42. National Committee of Democracy Party of China

  43. NorCal HK Club

  44. NOW!

  45. Rangzen Movimento Tibete Livre, Brasil

  46. REACH India Group

  1. Safeguarding Defenders

  2. Santa Barbara Friends of Tibet

  3. Save Tibet Indonesia

  4. Save Tibet, Austria

  5. Students for a Free Tibet - Japan

  6. Sierra Friends of Tibet

  7. Sounds of the Silenced - SOS

  8. Southern Mongolia Congress

  9. The National Foundation Alliance of Hong Kong

  10. Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center

  11. Stand With Hong Kong Vienna

  12. Students for a Free Tibet

  13. Students for a Free Tibet - Denmark

  14. SumOfUs

  15. Swedish Tibet Committee

  16. Tíbet Patria Libre - Uruguay

  17. Taiwan Independence Project

  18. The National Foundation Alliance of Hong Kong

  19. The Norwegian Tibet Committee

  20. Tibet Action Institute

  21. Tibet Initiative Deutschland e.V.

  22. Tíbet Mx

  23. Tibet Support Group Ireland

  24. Tibet Justice Center

  25. Tibetan Community in Britain

  26. Tibetan Community of New York and New Jersey

  27. Tibetan Community in Sweden

  28. Tibetan community of South Australia

  29. Tokyo Tibetan Community

  30. Toronto Association for Democracy in China

  31. Torontonian HongKongers Action Group

  32. Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam

  33. US Hongkongers Club

  34. Uyghur Human Rights Project

  35. Voces de Tíbet México

  36. Vancouver Society in Support of Democratic Movement

  37. Vancouverites Concerned About Hong Kong

  38. Victoria Hong Kong Tertiary Student Association

  39. Viet Tan

  40. We The Hongkongers

  41. World Uyghur Congress

  42. 台灣永社 Taiwan Forever Association

  43. 臺灣東突厥斯坦協會 Taiwan East Turkestan Association

  44. 芝援香港 Global Solidarity with Hong Kong - Chicago

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