US calls on Hong Kong to release Tiananmen vigil activists
United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken called for the release on Friday (May 7) of four Hong Kong activists who were jailed for taking ...
AsiaUnited States Secretary of State Antony Blinken called for the release on Friday, May 7, 2021, of four Hong Kong democracy activists who were jailed for taking part in a Tiananmen vigil. (File photo: AFP/Isaac Lawrence)07 May 2021 03:36PMShare this content
BookmarkWASHINGTON: United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken called for the release on Friday (May 7) of fourHong Kong activistswho were jailed for taking part in a vigil for victims of Beijing's 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown."The United States stands with the people of Hong Kong and rejects the sentencing of activists for attending a Tiananmen commemoration," Blinken wrote on Twitter.
AdvertisementAdvertisement"All those imprisoned for nonviolent exercise of guaranteed freedoms should be freed immediately," he added.Joshua Wong, Lester Shum, Tiffany Yuen and Janelle Leung - four prominent youth activists in their twenties - were jailed after pleading guilty to taking part in an"unauthorised assembly" last year on the Jun 4 Tiananmen anniversary. headtopics.com
For the past three decades, Hong Kong has marked the anniversary of Beijing's deadly 1989 repression of protests in Tiananmen Square with massive candlelight vigils.But last year's event was banned for the first time, with police citing the COVID-19 pandemic and security fears following huge protests that roiled Hong Kong the year before.
AdvertisementAdvertisementTens of thousands defied the ban and massed peacefully at the vigil's traditional site in Victoria Park.READ: Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong jailed for 10 months over Tiananmen vigilSince then, prosecutors have brought charges against more than two dozen prominent activists who showed up at the vigil, the latest in a string of criminal cases that have ensnared the city's beleaguered opposition movement.
Joshua Wong - one of the city's most recognisable activists, is currently serving 17-and-a-half months in jail for two convictions linked to the 2019 demonstrations.AdvertisementHe was handed a consecutive 10 months of jail for the new conviction, which will start once current sentences are finished.
Shum, 27, was given six months while Yuen, 27, and Leung, 26, were both handed four months.Wong, Shum and Yuen have also been charged under a new national security law Beijing imposed on the city last year to stamp out dissent. They face up to life in jail if convicted. headtopics.com
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Do the crime, do the time. The totalitarian regime once promised HongKongers UK freedom and human rights. Does it deliver any? Now, if it agrees with the free world on trade rules, intellectual property, climate, world order, cyber security etc., will it really keeps its promises? StandWithHongKong
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Peaceful assembly is not a crime! Hong Kong Gov’t never give up any excuses to put dissents in jail! Just hilarious , he knew its not going to happen , trying to stir shit HK pro-demo protesters are deeply oppressed by CCP. They're silenced, or fleeing & lobby for HK, or detained w/o bail or jailed. But they still fighting for HK freedom. CCP can't be trusted, they ruin world peace & freedom. CCP must be isolated & eliminated. standwithhk
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Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong jailed for 10 months over Tiananmen vigil HONG KONG : Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong will face another 10 months in jail for participating in an unauthorised assembly on Jun 4, 2020, to ... joke The sentence is a joke. HKPoliceTerrorists ban the assembly due to the risk of pandemic outbreak. However, more than 20k people keep the social distance and just sit on the floor to chant slogan/ light up candle But the charge is unauthorised assembly. What is the logic of it? Release ALL political prisoners. NO one should be sentenced because of his/her speech and political views. CCP_is_terrorist FreeJoshuaWong FreeHongKong
Hong Kong, Tibet, East Turkistan (Xinjiang), and South Mongolia were free nations until China has sovereignty over the soils Release all as soon as possible! They are all innocent! StandWithHongKong How about Snowden, hand off Assange. HongKong judges help CCP suppress protesters! They have put behind their legal training n closely followed the party line. Sanctions on HongKong judges are urgently needed! StandWithHongKong save12hkyouths BoycottChina
USA who? All the trials and jailing are just nonsense, CCP is abusing the National security law attempted to threaten us not to oppose the regime and destroyed our democracy. And targeting all our activists send them to jail in order to scare us and make us shut up StandWithHongKong Well that means its a right move... Just 10months seems too short for the damages he made
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Taiwan warns Jimmy Lai asset freeze signals new Hong Kong riskFree Jimmy Lai Terrible and horrific action of CCP FreeHongKong StandWithHongKong FreeJimmyLai CCP_is_terrorist milkteaalliance NationalSecurityLaw Hk has become a communist state where the govt can freeze your assets any time. Taiwan must be aware and we hkers stand with you to fight against the totalitarian regime. It indeed is a warning to the world that HongKong is no longer a safe place for business StandWithHongKong
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