On February 28th, 2021, 47 Hong Kong democrats and activists were charged with conspiracy to commit subversion under the National Security Law (NSL). All 47 detainees are pro-democracy legislators and activists involved in the unofficial primaries prior to last year’s legislative council election. They include the organizers of the primaries and candidates on the ballots, among them Joshua Wong (黃之鋒) is already serving a sentence in prison, Ted Hui (許智峯) and Sunny Cheung (張崑陽) have been forced into exile. The primaries which aimed to coordinate candidacies between electoral districts is a legal and common practice in most countries, it was however deemed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) as an act of subversion and used as a pretext to mass arrest and detention of Hong Kong democrats. It is yet another brutal assault on human rights, freedom and democracy of Hong Kong in flagrant violation of the Sino-British Joint Declaration.
VSSDM unequivocally condemn the suppression and persecution of Hongkongers by the CCP. We call upon the Canadian government to stand with Hong Kong and take concrete actions, such as urging the International Olympic Committee to move the 2022 Winter Olympics from Beijing, or boycotting the Games to deny the dictatorial regime of the CCP an international platform it desperately seeks.
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