The destruction of the democratic process in Hong Kong calls for an immediate response from the liberal democracies

Friday, July 31, 2020 2:39 PM

【 The destruction of the democratic process in Hong Kong calls for an immediate response from the liberal democracies 】

- By 22 grassroots organizations from 8 countries

With the widely condemned imposition of the National Security Law (NSL) and the recent arrests of student leaders for their social media activities on charges of National Security, China is in clear breach of the guarantees it made to Hong Kong's unique freedoms.

Hong Kong and Beijing government officials did not stop there. Their recent decision to disqualify democratic candidates and the announced delay to September's Legislative Council elections represent an unprecedented assault on the democratic process in Hong Kong, subverting Hong Kong’s autonomy.

We call on the US government to execute appropriate responses as designated in the Hong Kong Human Rights Democracy Act and the Hong Kong Autonomy Act and to impose sanctions on Hong Kong and Chinese individuals and organizations found to be subverting Hong Kong's autonomy.

Other liberal democracies should also reaffirm the support of Hong Kong’s autonomy, create Magnitsky-like legislation, and utilize appropriate frameworks to execute proportionate responses against individuals and organizations subverting Hong Kong’s autonomy.


Signatories:

Anti-NSL [https://antinsl.org/] (global)

Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong.(global)

澳港聯Australia-Hong Kong Link (Australia)

Stand With Hong Kong - Belgium (Belgium)

New Hong Kong Cultural Club 新香港文化協會 (Canada)

Finland Stands With Hong Kong (Finland)

Le Comité pour la Liberté à Hong-Kong [https://www.facebook.com/groups/2333313550262751/] (France)

Act with HK(Japan)

香港の夜明け Dawn of Hong Kong (Japan)

Stand with Hong Kong at JPN (Japan)

Democracy for Hong Kong - D4HK (UK)

芝援香港 Global Solidarity with Hong Kong - Chicago (US)

Hongkongers4US (US)

洛杉磯香港論壇 Hong Kong Forum, Los Angeles - Public (US)

波士頓香港人權組織 Hong Kong Social Action Movements in Boston (US)

NY4HK - New Yorkers Supporting Hong Kong (US)

NorCal HK Club - 北加州香港會 (US)

Project Hong Kong [projecthongkong.org] (US)

San Francisco Hong Kongers bot - 三藩市香港人公海bot (US)

Seattle Hong Kong Students Alliance 西雅圖香港學生聯盟 (US)

SEArious For HKG 西雅圖香港民主監察小組 (US)

TX4HK - Texans Supporting Hong Kong(US)